NNPHD COVID-19 Risk Dial Decreases Slightly In Moderate Category

NNPHD COVID-19 Risk Dial Decreases Slightly In Moderate Category
Courtesy of NNPHD

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 11 new COVID-19 cases. Of the 3,517 total positives a total of 3,138 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 (1/729/836), Dixon (4/537/613), Thurston (2/931/1,065) and Wayne (4/941/1,003).

Two counties saw a slight increase and another two a decrease in number of COVID-19 positives from January 17 – 23 to January 24 – 30. Thurston county increased from 27 to 37; Dixon county increased from 13 to 15; Cedar county fell from 27 to 21 while Wayne county decreased from 12 to 7.

There have been 41 deaths (same as last week) with seven additional deaths pending investigation. Of the 196 ever hospitalized, only four were currently hospitalized (decrease by one) as of January 30.

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Also, on Wednesday, DHHS officials reported another weekly decrease of current hospitalizations being 305 as of February 2. Last week, that total was at 374.