FREMONT- The Three Rivers Public Health Department (3RPHD) gave an update on total lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases within the district Wednesday afternoon. Parentheses show changes since Monday.
- Dodge County: 642 cases (+7)
- Saunders County: 60 cases (+2)
- Washington County: 41 cases (±0)
Total 3RPHD Case Count: 743 cases (+9 total new cases)
The DHHS dashboard is now reporting new positive Covid-19 cases over the last 14 days in each county.
Dodge County is ranked 4th in the state for new cases reported over the last 14 day period.
- Douglas: 1,328
- Lancaster: 268
- Sarpy: 236
- Dodge County: 150 new positive Covid-19 cases
Saunders County is ranked 12th reporting 17 new cases and Washington County is ranked 16th with 9 new cases.
Total 3RPHD New Cases Over 14 Day Period: 176 cases
As of Wednesday morning, local hospitals reported 315 (-45) medical beds were available and 122 (-3) patients were hospitalized with COVID-19. Of the 367 ventilators available to area hospitals, 112 (-12) were in use, including 30 (+1) for confirmed COVID-19 patients.
Sadly, 3RPHD received word of three COVID-19 related deaths. A man in his 30s and a woman in her 50s who both had underlying health conditions and resided in Dodge County. The other death was a woman in her 80s with underlying health conditions and resided in Saunders County. This brings the total to 8 deaths in Dodge County, 2 deaths in Saunders, and 1 death in Washington County for a total of 11 deaths in the 3RPHD health district.
Nebraska has a total of 17,031 positive cases. The DHHS dashboard is reporting 10,529 recoveries within the state. 142, 566 total tests have been completed, with 125,356 negative tests. Total deaths reported in the state is 231.
Assume that COVID-19 is present in all our communities and conduct yourself accordingly. Please be aware of the COVID-19 symptoms, which may include a fever, cough, sore throat, severe fatigue, loss of taste and smell, or difficulty breathing. In most cases, a person will have more than one of these symptoms. Anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms or develops symptoms should contact their health care provider and tell them how you are feeling and any possible history of exposure. Please call ahead before you go to the doctor’s office or an emergency room.
As some restrictions due to COVID -19 are relaxed, 3RPHD asks you to remember the basics. Maintain social distancing, wear a cloth mask in public, and wash your hands often for 20 seconds with soap and water. It is a time to take care of yourself and remember to reach out and help others when you can.
Test Nebraska is here and 3RPHD is encouraging more individuals to seek testing. Help us identify cases, predict and give employers and the public reassurance that those who have COVID-19 know it and are staying home. Visit https://www.testnebraska.com/en to take the test and see the schedule. There is no cost for this test through Test Nebraska.
Why is it important to consider testing?
- The sooner 3RPHD can identify COVID-19 cases, the sooner we can get back to our normal way of life.
- In addition to social distancing, widespread testing is a proven, effective way to combat the spread of COVID-19.
- Testing gives them crucial data that they need to track the spread of the virus, contain it, and to help find a cure and save lives.
For more information about COVID-19 and other dashboard totals please visit www.threeriverspublichealth.org, http://dhhs.ne.gov/coronavirus, and https://nebraska.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard