WAYNE – After rising to about the halfway point of the ‘high’-orange color on a COVID-19 risk dial, the arrow remained steady as of Wednesday.
According to a release from the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department, their COVID-19 Risk Dial stayed the same as two counties saw a decline in cases by a small amount and the other two rose slightly.
From October 12 – October 18, Wayne County saw 44 positives (down four); Cedar with 22 (down two); Dixon 17 (up one) and Thurston 15 (up three) since the previous week.
There are now seven deaths in the health district as of October 18 ranging in age of 20-29 (one); 50-59 (one); 60-69 (one) and 70-79 (four) with five being males and two females. Of the 59 individuals ever hospitalized, nine are currently in a hospital while 42 have been discharged.
As of Wednesday evening, 16 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the NNPHD Health District. New positives since last reported/total positives/total number recovered for each county include Cedar (3/178/88); Dixon (1/168/108); Thurston (2/358/285) and Wayne (10/343/154).
Of the 1,047 total positives among the health district, 635 have since recovered.
For more information, visit nnphd.org or call 402-375-2200.