WAYNE – Community members within the health district of the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department continue to do their part in slowing the spread as state-wide coronavirus numbers saw another increase.
According to a release from NNPHD, the COVID-19 Risk Dial decreased slightly in the yellow category (moderate). The dial is designed to help communities better understand the current risk of getting the virus in this area.
As of Wednesday, there were three new COVID-19 positives. Of the 3,882 total positives 3,707 have since recovered.
The daily report also included new positives since the last report/total number recovered/total positives for each county in the health district. Cedar (1/900/930), Dixon (0/633/683), Thurston (0/1,103/1,156) and Wayne (2/1,071/1,113).
Wayne County decreased from eight to seven cases of COVID-19 positives from March 21 – 27 to March 28 – April 3. Cedar County remained the same at three; Dixon County fell from 13 to six while Thurston County remained at six.
There have been 49 deaths (remained the same as last week) with two additional death pending investigation. Of the 209 ever hospitalized, one was currently hospitalized as of April 3 (up one from last week).
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Also, on Wednesday, DHHS officials reported a jump in the past week for current hospitalizations being 151 as of April 6. Last week, that total was at 116.