NNPHD COVID-19 Risk Dial Fell Slightly In Moderate Category

NNPHD COVID-19 Risk Dial Fell 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 state-wide coronavirus numbers saw another decrease.

According to a release from NNPHD, the COVID-19 Risk Dial has been moving up and down in the lower half of the yellow category (moderate) as the needle again dropped slightly this week. The dial is designed to help communities better understand the current risk of getting the virus in this area.

As of Wednesday, there were zero COVID-19 positives. Of the 3,988 total positives 3,870 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 (0/924/950), Dixon (0/673/694), Thurston (0/1,142/1,182) and Wayne (0/1,131/1,162).

Wayne County dropped from eight to four cases of COVID-19 positives from May 2 – 8 to May 9 – 15. Cedar County fell from three to one, Dixon County dropped from three to one while Thurston County went up from five to six.

There have been 52 deaths with no additional deaths pending investigation. Of the 215 ever hospitalized, none were currently hospitalized as of May 15.

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Also, on Wednesday, DHHS officials reported a decrease in the past week for current hospitalizations being 91 as of May 18. Last week, that total was at 130.