Local COVID-19 Data
7/25/2022 Antigen tests conducted by a CLIA-certified provider will be added to BFHD case rate to match DOH and CDC case rate calculations. This does not include home COVID-19 tests.
7/21/2022 Wastewater data was not updated this week due to technical difficulties at DOH.
7/20/2022 – We noticed a discrepancy between CDC and BFHD COVID-19 Community Levels metric dial. We are working with WA DOH and the CDC to solve the issue. DOH has advised following BFHD and DOH’s most recent data.
You can select the information tab on the top right for a guide to information.
New Cases – Date the test results are assigned to the counties and reported to the public. Adding 7 days of New Cases and accounting for the population will NOT give you the Case Rate.
Case Rate per 100K – New cases per 100K over 7 days by date of specimen collection (test date), NOT day it is reported.
Wastewater surveillance data – located on a tab in the BFHD Data Dashboard. It will be updated on Thursdays. Wastewater surveillance data are most useful when used with other data and more data over time can give better, more reliable trends. Early warning systems, such as wastewater surveillance, can detect small changes as a signal for early action.
Dashboard updates – This dashboard will be updated on Tuesday and Thursdays, with Deaths updated on Thursdays. Please visit our blog post for additional information.
What do the dials mean?
- If the indicators suggest different levels, the higher level is selected
- COVID-19 Community Levels do not apply in healthcare settings, such as hospitals and nursing homes. Instead, healthcare settings should continue to use community transmission rates and follow CDC’s infection prevention and control recommendations for healthcare workers.
- COVID-19 Community Levels are a new tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. Take precautions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 based on the COVID-19 Community Level in your area.
What steps do I take based on the COVID-Community Level?
|People may choose to mask at any time. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask. Masks are recommended in indoor public transportation settings and may be required in other places by local or state authorities.|
Metrics and Details
It can take several weeks for the Health District to receive and reconcile community members’ death information due to the reporting processes with the associated medical facility, Coroner’s office or Vital Records departments issuing and releasing the death certificate. Deaths reported each week do not necessarily represent deaths occuring that week.
Benton Co. Confirmed Deaths - Updated Thursdays: 8/4/2022 1:30 pm
Franklin Co. Confirmed Deaths - Updated Thursdays: 8/4/2022 1:30 pm
Washington State Risk Assessment
COVID-19 Disease Activity will provide Case Rate and Hospitalization metrics
Get the latest and most up-to-date reports from the Benton Franklin Health District about outbreaks and breakthroughs. Click on “Communicable Diseases” to reach the COVID-19 data.
View the latest and most updated information at the Washington State Department of Health website. See breakdowns by county for infection cases as well as the vaccinated vs the unvaccinated.