WAYNE – As high school and college students make their return to northeast Nebraska a change has been made in the COVID-19 Risk Dial for an area health district.
According to a release from the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department, the risk dial moved up from moderate (yellow) to a shade into high (orange) on the four-color dial.
Only two new positive COVID-19 cases were reported in Cedar county bringing their total to 34. Thurston county remains the same at 222, Dixon county at 62 and Wayne county at 41 overall. A total of 292 individuals have recovered from the virus leaving only 67 outstanding cases in the NNPHD Health District. The health department has also reported 4,189 tests.
A total of 31 individuals have ever been hospitalized in the NNPHD Health District with currently no one being hospitalized as of Tuesday.
Visit nnphd.org to find the updated COVID Orange Elevated Spread Risk chart with recommendations on physical distancing, face coverings, hand washing, illness monitoring and disinfecting.
Also, like Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department on Facebook for more information.