NNPHD COVID-19 Weekly Report Ending October 2

WAYNE – For the week ending on Saturday, October 9 the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department Health District had another 54 individuals recover from COVID-19 with now 46.97% of the District fully vaccinated.

According to a release from NNPHD, cases per 100,000 for a seven-day reporting period were listed at 362, which rose by 45 from week ending October 2. The positivity percent rate rose from 12.20% to 21.39% in a week. The 362 total is considered a high transmission level according to NNPHD which is 100 or more cases per 100,000. Substantial is between 50 – 99.99; moderate is 10 – 49.99 and low transmission is considered less than 10.

The Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department Health District is made up of Cedar, Dixon, Thurston and Wayne counties.

Testing fell from 795 to 519 with 111 tests coming back positive this past week. An increase of 57 active cases now brings the total to 369. Of the overall 46,810 tests reported, 4,654 have tested positive.

The active hospitalization category rose by two with five now for a total of 249 hospitalizations. COVID-19 related deaths stayed the same at 57.

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