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 a slight increase.
According to a release from NNPHD, the COVID-19 Risk Dial remained the same 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 four new COVID-19 positives. Of the 3,868 total positives 3,670 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 (0/892/926), Dixon (2/625/681), Thurston (1/1,086/1,153) and Wayne (1/1,067/1,108).
Wayne County decreased from 11 to eight cases of COVID-19 positives from March 14 – 20 to March 21 – 27. Cedar County dropped from six to three; Dixon County fell from 14 to 13 while Thurston County fell from nine to six.
There have been 49 deaths (remained the same as last week) with two additional death pending investigation. Of the 208 ever hospitalized, none were currently hospitalized as of March 27 (remained the same from last week).
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Also, on Wednesday, DHHS officials reported their second slight increase in the past three weeks for current hospitalizations being 116 as of March 30. Last week, that total was at 109.