January 20: Bedford County decreased from #40 to #45 in daily new cases and decreased from #20 to #22 in positive test rate. Our infection rate decreased from #11 to a tie for #21.
Bedford County COVID Cases by Zip Code
This image show the cases by zip codes that serve Bedford County. It helps to provide a visual of where COVID cases are increasing. If a zip code has a colored cell each day, that means the cases in that zip code are increasing daily. Zip codes with fewer colored cells are not having as many cases.
The pink cells show zip codes where the increase from the previous day was 1 to 3 cases. The bright red cells represent increases of 4 to 9 cases from the previous day. Bright red cells with yellow text represent 10 to 19 cases from the previous day. Yellow cells with red text represent in increase of 20 or more cases from the previous day. Click the image to enlarge in a new tab or window.
New Cases per Day
This graph shows the 7 day moving average of new COVID cases in Bedford County since May 1. This means each point on the graph is the average number of new cases for the week that ended on that day. Using a 7 day moving average helps to smooth out the daily jumps in cases. Click the image to enlarge in a new tab or window.
Click image to view the original at CovidActNow.org.
The Role of Facemasks in Community Wellness
This video was produced using a sheet of laser light to reveal water droplets emitted during normal talking with and without a facemask. You can read more about the demonstration the New England Journal of Medicine. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2007800.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) “The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person to person, mainly through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Spread is more likely when people are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).” https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html#How-COVID-19-Spreads
PA Department of Health Interactive Map Showing Cases per County and Cases per Zip Code
Use this map to follow the number of cases by zip code. The map opens in county view. Click on the county to see the number of cases within a county, or switch views to see the number of cases by zip code. Use the tabs at the bottom to switch between county data and zip code data views. (Map will open in a new window or tab.)