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Local positivity rate begins to drop

Percentage of COVID-19 tests coming back with a positive result said to be improving


October 7, 2021

The rate of COVID-19 tests coming back with a positive result is slowly dropping in Crook County, which is good news for Crook County Memorial Hospital. Last week, according to Micki Lyons, CEO, the positivity rate had decreased to 17% from a significantly higher 38% just the week before.

“It’s slowing down – slowly,” she said. “It’s still much higher than we would like.”

The threshold at which requirements change for such things as testing in a long-term care facility is 10%, according to Lyons. When the positivity rate drops below that level, Crook County Medical Services Di...

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