Richland County - February 24, 2021

Effective Reproduction Number (Rt)

The most recent data suggests an Rt remaining around1.0 since early January.  Whether a recent trend downward will be sustained will remain to be seen.


Projected Incidence

Daily incidence appears most likely to continue to decline in the coming two weeks.  Continued masking and social distancing will be critical to maintaining downward momentum in new cases.


Asymptomatic to Symptomatic Ratio

The ratio of asymptomatic to symptomatic cases appears to have remained largely stable at relatively low levels over the last 6 weeks.  A low ratio of asymptomatic to symptomatic cases facilitates mitigation efforts since symptomatic individuals usually isolate.