“Since last Tuesday, we have had an additional 527 cases with a 10% positivity rate among tests,” the county health department director said
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. — A county in Missouri has reentered the highest COVID-19 alert status.
The Jefferson County Health Department has moved the county back into red status, which means there’s widespread uncontrolled community transmission.
According to a release from the Jefferson County Health Department, there are several data sources that are consulted when evaluating community transmission of COVID-19, per CDC and White House Pandemic Task Force guidelines. One of the main indicators is the seven-day rolling average of cases per day/per 100,000 residents.
“Our rolling average hit 31.74 today, well over the 25-case threshold to move to red,” said Jefferson County Health Department Director, Kelley Vollmar. “Since last Tuesday, we have had an additional 527 cases with a 10% positivity rate among tests.”
On Tuesday, the