NNPHD COVID-19 Risk Dial Sees Slight Increase In Moderate Category

WAYNE – Community members within the health district of the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department has seen an increase in COVID-19 numbers over the past couple weeks.

According to a release from NNPHD, the COVID-19 Risk Dial rose slightly 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 nine new COVID-19 positives. Of the 3,727 total positives 3,502 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 (1/864/907), Dixon (2/598/641), Thurston (3/1,043/1,108) and Wayne (3/997/1,071).

Wayne County jumped from 11 to 25 COVID-19 positives from February 14 – 20 to February 21 – 27. Cedar County remained the same of three as did Thurston county at nine as Dixon county decreased from eight to three.

There have been 46 deaths (up by two from last week) with five additional deaths pending investigation. Of the 201 ever hospitalized, only one was currently hospitalized (down by one) as of last week.

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Also, on Wednesday, DHHS officials reported another weekly decrease of current hospitalizations being 150 as of March 2. Last week, that total was at 178.