NNPHD COVID-19 Risk Dial Drops Slight 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 saw 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 six new COVID-19 positives. Of the 3,800 total positives 3,584 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 (1/881/919), Dixon (2/615/659), Thurston (2/1,069/1,138) and Wayne (1/1,019/1,084).

Wayne County decreased from 14 to four cases of COVID-19 positives from February 28 – March 6 to March 7 – 13. Cedar County dropped from seven to six; Dixon County dropped from seven to five while Thurston County rose from 13 to 18.

There have been 49 deaths (remained the same as last week) with one additional death pending investigation. Of the 203 ever hospitalized, two were currently hospitalized as of March 13 (up by two from last week).

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Also, on Wednesday, DHHS officials reported their first slight increase in quite some time for current hospitalizations being 133 as of March 16. Last week, that total was at 131.