County COVID-19 Reporting Changing To District Level Starting July 28

County COVID-19 Reporting Changing To District Level Starting July 28
Courtesy of NNPHD.

WAYNE – Over the past couple reports from the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department they have seen a slight spike in COVID-19 data.

According to a release from NNPHD, with the end of the State-Declared Public Health Emergency ending, public health is now required to change the way the COVID-19 data is reported. Beginning Wednesday, July 28, case data will be reported at the district level rather than by county.

Following a Wednesday release, data reporting from Sunday, July 11 – Saturday, July 17 showed a total of 17 new positive cases.

Thurston County had 11 bringing their total positives since reporting first began to 1,206 (1,170 recovered). Wayne County saw another three new positives to total 1,178 (1,156 recovered), Dixon County had two (680 of 698 recovered) and Cedar County had one (940 of 956 recovered).

Among the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department health district, 3,946 of the 4,038 have since recovered while there have been 36,145 total cumulative negatives and 40,228 total tests reported.

After no cases were reported in Wayne County between June 20 – 26, the county had nine new cases from June 27 – July 3; four cases from July 4 – July 10 and recently three more this past week. Thursday County had five cases in early July compared to their 11 new COVID-19 positives recently.

One graph reported by NNPHD stated the age category between 20 – 29 have accounted for 824 of the positive tests.

There have been 53 deaths in the NNPHD health district since the beginning of the pandemic with 220 hospitalized. Of the 177 discharged, none are currently hospitalized.

Visit nnphd.org, call 402-375-2200 or like Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department on Facebook for more information.

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