Grant County qualifies for ‘High,’ will remain in ‘Lower’ risk

GRANT COUNTY – According to information from CCS Director Kimberly Lindsay, Grant County will not be moving to “Extreme” risk in the next shift in the state COVID-19 metrics.  Leah Horner with Governor Brown’s office, in an email wrote, “Cases, hospitalizations and variants of concern continue to rise. The statewide hospitalization metric has not been met this week, so no counties will be in extreme risk.”

In fact, Horner states that Grant County qualifies for a move to High risk but will remain in the Lower risk category under a two-week extension that was granted due to previous downward movement. Find the full movement week changes posted below:

(From Regional Solutions Director Leah Horner)

Cases, hospitalizations and variants of concern continue to rise. The statewide hospitalization metric has not been met this week, so no counties will be in extreme risk. This is a movement week, per the data – 11 counties would move up in risk, 3 qualify to move up but would hold as they moved down last week, and 2 counties would move down in risk.

The following are attached:
–          County Risk Metrics Update: summary with AIC’s removed
–          County Risk Metrics Update with Extreme: summary with has AIC’s removed, shows which counties qualify for extreme based on county data (if we were moving to extreme this week, which we are not. If the hospitalization metric was met, 12 counties have local data that would put them in extreme risk)

AIC’s do not impact any counties risk levels.

The statewide hospital beds metric was NOT MET, % change increase was met.
–          Peak Daily # of beds occupied by COVID-19 Positive Patients: 200
–          % Change from the previous week: 16.4%

Movement week changes based on the attached data:
–          Baker: Lower–> High
–          Clatsop: Moderate –> High
–          Columbia: Moderate –> High
–          Crook: Lower –> High
–          Curry: High –> Moderate
–          Grant: Lower –> Lower (qualifies for high risk, but is granted a two week extension since it moved down a risk level last movement week)
–          Hood River: Lower –> Moderate
–          Jefferson: Lower –> High
–          Lane: Lower –> High
–          Malheur: Lower –> Lower qualifies for moderate risk, but is granted a two week extension since it moved down a risk level last movement week)
–          Polk: Moderate –> High
–          Umatilla: Moderate –> Moderate(qualifies for high risk, but is granted a two week extension since it moved down a risk level last movement week)
–          Union: Moderate –> Lower
–          Wasco: Lower –> High
–          Washington: Moderate –> High
–          Yamhill: Lower –> High

Find the latest positive case release from the Grant County Health Department below: