WAYNE – A week after falling back into the yellow ‘moderate’ level of the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department COVID-19 Risk Dial, the dial recently remained the same.
According to a release from NNPHD health officials, the level is just below the ‘high’ orange category. The dial is designed to help communities better understand the current risk of getting the virus in this area.
There were 12 new COVID-19 positives as of Wednesday evening.
Of the 3,441 total positives, 3,058 have since recovered and there have been nearly 23,500 total cumulative negatives and nearly 27,000 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 (2/817/703); Dixon (3/599/528); Thurston (7/1,035/901) and Wayne (0/990/926).
Two of the four counites in the NNPHD Health District either remained the same or saw a slight increase in weekly COVID-19 totals from January 10 – 16 to January 17 – 23. Cedar county rose by three to 27 while Thurston county remained at 27 each week. Dixon county decreased from 20 to 13 while Wayne county also fell from 18 to 12.
There have been 41 deaths (two from last week) in the NNPHD Health District with an additional five pending investigation. Also, of the 194 ever hospitalized, only five were currently hospitalized.
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Also, as of Wednesday, DHHS officials reported another weekly decrease of current hospitalizations being 374 as of January 26. Last week, that total was at 438.