3RPHD Update Shows 15 New Cases Since Wednesday

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

  • Dodge County: 737 cases (+5)
  • Saunders County: 107 cases (+1)
  • Washington County: 86 cases (+9)

Total 3RPHD Case Count: 930 cases (+15) 

Over the last 14 days, Dodge County has seen 32 new cases. Dodge County is ranked 10th, Saunders is 12th and Washington is 13th overall in new case counts over the 14 day period.

Total 3RPHD Cases Over 14 Day Period (July 10 – July 24): 80 new cases

As of Friday afternoon, local hospitals reported 214 (-46) medical beds were available, and 76 (-6) patients were hospitalized with COVID-19. Of the 363 ventilators available to area hospitals, 131 (+3) were in use, including 11 (+3) for confirmed COVID-19 patients.

The Three Rivers COVID-19 Community Risk Dial has been updated and now includes each county within the 3RPHD District as well.

According to the Nebraska DHHS dashboard, there have been 23,818 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 17,745 recoveries within the state. Nebraska has tested 249,344 people and has had 225,256 negative test results. There are 316 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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