WAYNE – For the week ending on Saturday, October 2 the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department Health District had another 68 individuals recover from COVID-19 with now 46.5% of the District fully vaccinated.
According to a release from NNPHD, cases per 100,000 for a seven-day reporting period were listed at 317, which was a decrease by nine from week ending September 25. The positivity percent rate rose slightly from 10.28% to 12.20% in a week. The 317 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 973 to 795 with 97 tests coming back positive this past week. An increase of 31 active cases now brings the total to 312. Of the overall 46,222 tests reported, 4,543 have tested positive.
The active hospitalization category remained at three for a total of 244 hospitalizations. COVID-19 related deaths stayed the same at 57.
Next week’s data will be posted on Tuesday, October 12 due to the Monday holiday.
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