The Three Rivers Public Health Department (3RPHD) has reported total lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases within the district as of Monday afternoon. Parentheses indicate changes since Friday’s 3RPHD update.
- Dodge County: 655 cases (+4)
- Saunders County: 63 cases (+3)
- Washington County: 45 cases (+2)
Total 3RPHD Case Count: 763 cases (+9)
Over the last 14 days, Dodge County has seen 85 new cases. This a large decline compared to the 150 new cases reported just under a week ago on June 17, 2020. Dodge County is ranked 4th overall in new case counts over the 14 day period.
- Douglas: 1,245 new cases
- Lancaster: 254 new cases
- Sarpy: 250 new cases
- Dodge: 85 new cases
Total 3RPHD Cases Over 14 Day Period (June 8-22): 106 new cases
As of Monday morning, local hospitals reported 355 (+11) medical beds were available and 100 (-4) patients were hospitalized with COVID-19. Of the 367 ventilators available to area hospitals, 109 (-7) were in use, including 25 (-3) for confirmed COVID-19 patients.
Sadly, 3RPHD received word of a COVID-19 related death a Dodge County woman in her 50s with underlying health conditions. This brings the total to 10 deaths in Dodge County, 2 deaths in Saunders, and 1 death in Washington County for a total of 13 deaths in the 3RPHD health district. Assume that COVID-19 is present in all our communities and conduct yourself accordingly.
According to the Nebraska DHHS Dashboard, there have been 17,957 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases and 11,980 recoveries.
Of the 158,827 tested, 140,685 have been negative. There have been 249 reported deaths in Nebraska.
The Three Rivers Public Health Departments has unveiled its own COVID-19 Dashboard. The dashboard is updated every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday around 5 pm. To view this dashboard click here: https://www.threeriverspublichealth.org/Coronavirus-Updates
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 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 we 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 us crucial data that we 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 please visit www.threeriverspublichealth.org, http://dhhs.ne.gov/coronavirus