WAYNE – Community members within the health district of the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department continue to do their part in slowing the spread as coronavirus numbers see another decline.
According to a release from NNPHD, the COVID-19 Risk Dial went down 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 seven new COVID-19 positives. Of the 3,575 total positives a total of 3,223 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 (2/754/855), Dixon (1/553/623), Thurston (0/960/1,082) and Wayne (4/956/1,015).
Only Wayne county saw a slight increase in number of COVID-19 positives from January 24 – 30 to January 31 – February 6 going from seven to 10. Thurston county decreased from 37 to 21; Dixon county decreased from 15 to 13 and Cedar county fell from 21 to 16.
There have been 44 deaths (three more since last week) with six additional deaths pending investigation. Of the 198 ever hospitalized, only two were currently hospitalized (decrease by two) as of last week.
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Also, on Wednesday, DHHS officials reported another weekly decrease of current hospitalizations being 240 as of February 9. Last week, that total was at 305.