Ashland County - May 5, 2021

Effective Reproduction Number (Rt)

Rt was well below 1.0 for the past 6 weeks.


Projected Incidence

Case numbers are expected to decrease slightly in the coming 2 weeks, although considerable uncertainty exists given the small population size of the county.  Continued masking and social distancing will be critical to preventing increases.


Asymptomatic to Symptomatic Ratio

The ratio of asymptomatic to symptomatic cases appears to have remained steady at a low level of around 0.5 over the past six weeks.  A low ratio of asymptomatic to symptomatic cases facilitates mitigation efforts since symptomatic individuals usually isolate.