WAYNE – Officials with the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department recently updated their health district COVID-19 case report.
According to a release from NNPHD, the active cases dropped by five to 84 cases for the week ending on Saturday, August 14. Active cases are identified as a group who are in the first 30 days after COVID-19 diagnosis such as patients still in isolation, patients out of isolation but may still be having symptoms or patients out of isolation and not currently having symptoms.
The health district of Cedar, Dixon, Thurston and Wayne counties saw a decrease from 22 to 16 of total possible tests reported.
The 14-day average of cases (per 100,000) was at nine with 284 tests reported for last week.
There were three active hospitalizations with the COVID-19 related death count remaining at 54. Roughly 42.19% of the health district is fully vaccinated. This represents the two weeks after the second dose in a two-dose series, such as Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine is issued.