COVID-19 cases are falling, the positivity rate is still high in Cascade County
COVID-19 cases are falling, the positivity rate is still high in Cascade County

COVID-19 cases are falling, the positivity rate is still high in Cascade County

COVID-19 cases in Cascade County have begun to decline since the recent rise due to the omicron variant. However, the cases are still not back to the low lows of the pre-delta wave.

The Cascade City-County Health Department reported Wednesday that in the week ending Feb. 23, there were 677 new COVID-19 cases and two new county deaths.

There was an average of 118.9 new cases per 100,000 people per day and 832 new cases per 100,000 people per week. The positivity rate in the county from February 2 to February 15 was 15.8%, which is considered high. Fifty percent of eligible county residents are fully vaccinated, and 151 people in Cascade County were newly vaccinated this week.

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