NNPHD COVID-19 Risk Dial Dropped 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 state-wide coronavirus numbers saw a decrease.

According to a release from NNPHD, the COVID-19 Risk Dial dropped slightly below the half-way point of 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 was only one new COVID-19 positives. Of the 3,939 total positives 3,812 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 (0/912/943), Dixon (0/665/688), Thurston (0/1,133/1,161) and Wayne (1/1,102/1,147).

Wayne County dropped slightly from 13 to 11 cases of COVID-19 positives from April 11 – 17 to April 18 – 24. Cedar County fell from six to five; Dixon County dropped from three to two while Thurston County went up from one to two.

There have been 50 deaths (remained the same as last week) with no additional deaths pending investigation. Of the 213 ever hospitalized, none were currently hospitalized as of April 24 (remained the same as last week).

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Also, on Wednesday, DHHS officials reported a decrease in the past week for current hospitalizations being 130 as of April 28. Last week, that total was at 163.