Miami County Remains at Orange Risk Level
Information provided by the Miami County Health Department
MIAMI COUNTY – Miami County is still at an Orange #2 Risk Level. This is due to Miami County meeting the criteria for 2 of the 7 Alert Indicators:
⦁ 50+ cases /100,000 population within last 2 weeks
⦁ More than 50% of new cases are from non-congregate care living
This risk level indicates increased exposure and spread of COVID-19. It is advised that community members exercise a high degree of caution and follow all current health orders. limit non-essential activities as much as possible. In addition to the 2 indicators met, Miami County is listed as a High Incidence area. This means that a county is flagged as high incidence when more than 100 cases per 100,000 residents over the last 2 weeks.
For more information on the Public Health Advisory System, click HERE.
Since July 17th, 2020, there have been 186 new COVID-19 cases, 10 new hospitalizations and 5 new deaths. This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in Miami County to 747, with 574 confirmed cases and 173 probable cases.
Most of the confirmed cases are community spread. This is why it is so important for community members to keep social distancing and wearing face coverings. It is also vital that individuals with symptoms, or if you live with someone with symptoms, stay home. Please do not attend social gatherings or events. These are the only steps we can take to slow the spread.
MCPH is working diligently to keep the community safe and informed as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve in Miami County.