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 eight new COVID-19 positives. Of the 3,838 total positives 3,622 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 (1/886/925), Dixon (4/621/670), Thurston (3/1,078/1,145) and Wayne (0/1,037/1,098).
Wayne County increased from four to 11 cases of COVID-19 positives from March 7 – 13 to March 14 – 20. Cedar County remained at six; Dixon County rose from five to 14 while Thurston County fell from 18 to nine.
There have been 49 deaths (remained the same as last week) with two additional death pending investigation. Of the 204 ever hospitalized, none were currently hospitalized as of March 20 (down by two from last week).
As of March 21, over 11,000 (11,009) residents in the health district have received a COVID-19 vaccination. First doses include 31.8% (7,530) and 16.1% (3,479) being fully vaccinated (including one shot J&J vaccine).
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Also, on Wednesday, DHHS officials reported another decrease for current hospitalizations being 109 as of March 23. Last week, that total was at 133.