RICHMOND, Va. (WDBJ) – The Virginia Department of Health launched a new Pandemic Metrics Dashboard Monday, which gives a visualization of COVID-19 community transmission by region.
The new dashboard will be updated weekly and will show data trends for the virus in specific communities and where it is spreading. It will also help local and state governments in determining additional mitigation measures.
“Communities across the Commonwealth are facing different challenges as we all continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Virginia State Health Commissioner M. Norman Oliver, M.D., M.A. “This pandemic dashboard provides data for communities to individualize and tailor response efforts to local needs. A community where cases are surging and hospital beds are filling up, for example, will require different response efforts from those in a community where cases are declining and hospital occupancy is low.”
The dashboard will also include a CDC School Metrics tab to assist