WAYNE – Following back-to-back weeks of large jumps in COVID-19 positives, a lower number of positives were reported from last week by the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department Health District.
According to a release from NNPHD, the week ending January 22 COVID-19 report saw the percentage of the District being fully vaccinated increase from 50.34% to 50.60%.
Cases per 100,000 for a seven-day reporting period were listed at 1,349 which saw a decrease of 145 from week ending January 15. The positivity percent rate rose slightly from 25.19% to 25.80% recently. The 1,349 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.
NNPHD officials were permitted to share county-level data this past week, which can be found below.
Testing fell from 1,623 to 1,593 with 411 tests coming back positive last week, decrease of 44. An increase in active cases by 357 now brings the total to 1,116.
The active hospitalization category remained at seven for a third straight week while COVID-19 related deaths stayed at 72 also for a third straight week.
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