11 New Cases Of Covid-19 in 3RPHD Jurisdiction Since Monday.

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The Three Rivers Public Health Department (3RPHD) gave an update Wednesday afternoon on total lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases within the district. Parentheses indicate changes since Monday.

  • Dodge County: 732 cases (+3)
  • Saunders County: 106cases (+5)
  • Washington County: 77cases (+3)

Total 3RPHD Case Count: 915 cases (+11) 

Over the last 14 days, Dodge County has seen 34 new cases. Dodge County is ranked 9th overall in new case counts over the 14 day period.

Total 3RPHD Cases Over 14 Day Period (July 8 – July 22): 85 new cases

As of Friday afternoon, local hospitals reported 260 (-53) medical beds were available, and 82(+5) patients were hospitalized with COVID-19. Of the 363 ventilators available to area hospitals, 128 (-7) were in use, including 8 (-6) for confirmed COVID-19 patients.

The Three Rivers Risk Dial has not changed within the last week. The dial is currently in the middle of the Moderate Category with a rating of 1.63. The dial was updated today, July 22, 2020.

For more information on the community risk dial, visit http://www.threeriverspublichealth.org/

According to the Nebraska DHHS dashboard, there have been 23,190 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 17,389 recoveries within the state. Nebraska has tested 242,889 people and has had 219,431 negative test results. There are 310 reported deaths.

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.

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.orghttp://dhhs.ne.gov/coronavirus

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