LAWRENCE – Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health and Unified Command partners on Friday unveiled a new epidemiological dashboard to share comprehensive data with the community about the COVID-19 response.
The dashboard will be updated on weekdays with daily COVID-19 data that includes a:
- 14-day moving average of new cases;
- Douglas County’s Cumulative case count;
- The number of new reported cases to LDCPH:
- Percent positivity rate, updated on Monday and Thursday;
- Number of active cases;
- Hospitalizations due to COVID-19;
- Deaths due to COVID-19;
- And the county’s incidence rate per 100,000 population.
The dashboard will also include weekly updates on data related to rates of new cases and the positivity rate broken down by demographic groups and geographic regions of the county, including displayed in graphs and maps, for example.
“We are excited this dashboard is ready as another tool to communicate with our community and give them information about how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all of us,” said Sonia Jordan, LDCPH Director of Informatics. “It gives an opportunity to present more data and provide context, particularly about how COVID-19 is affecting our community members by race and ethnicity. These perspectives will be important, particularly as all work together to address health disparities that COVID-19 will exacerbate.”
LDCPH on Dec. 11 will also begin a new COVID-19 update that shares the dashboard updates. Community members can sign up at bit.ly/37RKBuJ to receive the updates each weekday.
More information about the Douglas County community response to COVID-19 is available at LDCHealth.org/coronavirus and douglascountyks.org/coronavirus.