Feeling confused about medical care during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak? Here are answers:
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a serious public health risk. COVID-19 can cause mild to severe illness. Most severe illness occurs in older adults and individuals with underlying health conditions.
(updated weekly on Tuesday afternoons)
Green: Operating as expected/normal capacity • Yellow: Needs beginning to outpace capacity • Red: Stressed operations/critical concerns
Health Department Capacity
Sufficient staff for COVID-19 monitoring & follow-up
Capacity to investigate & trace contacts of all people testing positive for COVID-19 in a timely manner
Sufficient staff & supplies to screen & test everyone recommended for COVID-19 testing
Healthcare System Capacity
Sufficient hospital staff, beds, and equipment to treat patients with COVID-19 & all other patients safely
Monitoring Emergency Department visits for respiratory symptoms
Active COVID-19 cases in our regional service area (surrounding counties, northern Wyoming and the western Dakotas)
Weekly Average of Daily COVID-19 Cases
Daily new cases of COVID-19 per 100k people (7-day average, calculated Sunday through Saturday)
Weekly Average Positive COVID-19 Test Rate
Percentage of positive COVID-19 tests (7-day average, calculated Sunday through Saturday)
In addition to the weekly update of information on the Yellowstone County COVID-19 dashboard, the surveillance data report and the school report, RiverStone Health also posts information on COVID-19 vaccinations each Tuesday.
Yellowstone County COVID-19 vaccination information on the attached graphs is collected from Sunday through Saturday. Each week is numbered following the numbering system used in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report includes the following information:
Please note that due to the DPHHS reporting timeline and data reconciliation, weekly totals may change slightly.
Along with the information provided on the Yellowstone County COVID-19 Dashboard, RiverStone Health releases surveillance data reports each Tuesday.
All Yellowstone County data on the attached graphs is collected from Sunday through Saturday. Each week is numbered following the numbering system used in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report includes epidemiology data useful for understanding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Yellowstone County.
In addition to the Yellowstone County COVID-19 Dashboard, there are metrics or indicators that assist Yellowstone County public health officials and education leaders make recommendations about in-person school instruction. There are four indicators:
• capacity of healthcare and public health systems:
• weekly average daily COVID-19 cases;
• weekly average positive COVID-19 test rate; and
• weekly case mix and clusters of cases in schools.
All but the last indicator is depicted on the Dashboard. Find more information about the indicators and risk reduction strategies here.