WAYNE – For the week ending on Saturday, October 23 the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department Health District had another 113 individuals recover from COVID-19 with now 47.87% of the District fully vaccinated.
According to a release from NNPHD, cases per 100,000 for a seven-day reporting period were listed at 209, which saw a decrease of 91 from week ending October 16. The positivity percent rate fell from 10.53% to 9.69% in a week. The 209 total is still 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 864 to 650 with 63 tests coming back positive this past week. A decrease in active cases by 25 now lowers the total to 382. Of the overall 48,672 tests reported, 4,841 have tested positive.
NNPHD continues to receive and update their data to provide the health district with the most current and accurate information. Due to a delay in reporting there were 33 additional cases reported on Monday in the “Total Positive Cases” column. These people are outside of their infectious period.
The active hospitalization category rose by three to six for a total of 259 hospitalizations. A total of seven previously unreported COVID-19 related deaths have also been added due to a delay in reporting to NNPHD. Out of the additional seven, totaling now at 65, the most recent death occurred in January of 2021.
After having been able to report at the county level the past several weeks, the ability to share COVID-19 information broken down has been canceled. NNPHD can now only report at the Health District level.
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