NNPHD COVID-19 Risk Dial Decreases Slightly In Moderate Category

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 3,606 total positives a total of 3,310 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 (1/779/860), Dixon (0/570/629), Thurston (3/987/1,090) and Wayne (3/974/1,027).

Only Wayne county saw a slight increase in number of COVID-19 positives from January 31 – February 6 to February 7 – 13 going from 10 to 15. Thurston county decreased from 21 to four; Dixon county decreased from 13 to six and Cedar county fell from 16 to 11.

There have been 44 deaths (remained the same since last week) with six additional deaths pending investigation. Of the 199 ever hospitalized, only two were currently hospitalized (same) as of last week.

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Also, on Wednesday, DHHS officials reported another weekly decrease of current hospitalizations being 185 as of February 16. Last week, that total was at 240.