Changes Made In NNPHD COVID-19 Case Report, Over Half Of Health District Now Fully Vaccinated

WAYNE – For the week ending on Saturday, January 8 the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department Health District had more than double the amount of total positive tests in a week while the percentage of the District being fully vaccinated increased to 50.08%.

According to a release from NNPHD, cases per 100,000 for a seven-day reporting period were listed at 621 which saw an increase of 437 from week ending January 1. The positivity percent rate rose from 7.23% to 20.24% recently. The 621 total is considered a high transmission level according to NNPHD which is 100 or more cases per 100,000. Substantial is between 50 – 99.99; moderate is 10 – 49.99 and low transmission is considered less than 10.

The Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department Health District is made up of Cedar, Dixon, Thurston and Wayne counties. The most recent report no longer shows total number of individuals recovered, overall tests reported, number of total positive tests or total hospitalizations.

NNPHD officials were permitted to share county-level data this past week, which can be found below.

Testing rose from 775 to 934 with 186 tests coming back positive during the first week of 2022. An increase in active cases by 88 now brings the total to 350.

The active hospitalization category rose from one to seven while COVID-19 related deaths increased by two to now sit at 72.

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