NNPHD COVID-19 Risk Dial Remains In ‘High’ Category

NNPHD COVID-19 Risk Dial Remains In ‘High’ Category
Courtesy of NNPHD

WAYNE – For the second straight week, the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department COVID-19 Risk Dial remained the same in the orange ‘high’ category.

According to a release from NNPHD, the dial is designed to help communities better understand the current risk of getting the virus in this area.

There were 32 new COVID-19 positives as of Wednesday evening.

Of the 3,282 total positives, 2,825 have since recovered and there have been nearly 22,000 total cumulative negatives and over 25,000 total tests for the NNPHD Health District.

Wednesday’s report also included new positives since last report/total positives/total number recovered for each county in the health district. Cedar (7/766/667); Dixon (11/568/483); Thurston (5/977/794) and Wayne (9/971/881).

Three of the four counites in the NNPHD Health District saw a rise in weekly COVID-19 totals from December 27 – January 2 to January 3 – 9. Thurston County was the only county with a decrease from 36 to 31 cases while Cedar County rose from 12 to 33; Dixon County went up slightly from 10 to 12 and Wayne County also slightly rose from 15 to 17.

There have been 39 deaths (five new since last week) in the NNPHD Health District with an additional three pending investigation. Also, of the 187 ever hospitalized, only 10 were currently hospitalized.

Visit nnphd.org or call 402-375-2200 for more information.

Also, as of Wednesday, DHHS officials reported another weekly decrease of current hospitalizations being 457 as of January 12. Last week, that total was at 515.