NNPHD COVID-19 Risk Dial Remains The Same In Moderate Category

WAYNE – One week after community members within the health district of the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department saw an increase in their COVID-19 risk dial, the needle remained the same Wednesday evening.

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 12 new COVID-19 positives. Of the 3,770 total positives 3,557 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 (2/877/915), Dixon (0/608/649), Thurston (8/1,063/1,130) and Wayne (2/1,009/1,076).

Wayne County decreased from 25 to 14 of COVID-19 positives from February 21 – 27 to February 28 – March 6. Cedar County rose from three to seven as did Dixon County from three to seven while Thurston County increased from nine to 13.

There have been 49 deaths (up by three from last week) with two additional deaths pending investigation. Of the 201 ever hospitalized none were currently hospitalized as of March 6 (down by one).

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Also, on Wednesday, DHHS officials reported another weekly decrease of current hospitalizations being 131 as of March 9. Last week, that total was at 150.