WAYNE – After months of wondering if anyone of the state’s 16,315 Covid-19 positive cases have recovered, we finally have SOME answers. The emphasis is on some, because the information is still not available for our own immediate area, including the 26 cases in Wayne County.
The information comes with the announcement by The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services that their Covid-19 database has now been “enhanced” to include both recoveries and hospitalizations in the state. New age and gender numbers are also included.
The enhanced data allows Nebraska residents to get a somewhat clearer picture of the coronavirus infections in the state and answers the questions regarding “has anyone recovered” and “is everyone hospitalized.”
DHHS began posting Covid-19 information on their website on March 27. The enhancements add four new tabs. Previous enhancements added hospital capacity.
DHHS says other improvements are also in the works.
The data dashboard also includes a zoomable Nebraska map with a county-by-county data listing of total tests performed, positive and negative results and the number of Covid-19 related deaths.
KTCH/KCTY and waynedailynews.com have been asking questions regarding recoveries and hospitalizations from both the governor’s office and NNPHD for weeks. While the dashboard improvements are an encouraging step forward, residents of individual counties remain in the dark – not knowing the number of local recoveries or hospitalizations.
You can view the DHHS dashboard at: http://dhhs.ne.gov/coronavirus.