3RPHD Monday Update: 19 New Cases Since Friday

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

  • Dodge County: 747 cases (+10)
  • Saunders County: 113 cases (+6)
  • Washington County: 89 cases (+3)

Total 3RPHD Case Count: 949 cases (+19) 

Over the last 14 days, Dodge County has seen 39 new cases. Dodge County is ranked 9th, Washington is 12th, and Saunders is ranked 14th overall in new case counts over the 14 day period.

Total 3RPHD Cases Over 14 Day Period (July 14 – July 28): 89 new cases

As of Monday afternoon, local hospitals reported 347 (+133) medical beds were available, and 86 (+10) patients were hospitalized with COVID-19. Of the 429 (+66) ventilators available to area hospitals, 122 (-9) were in use, including 7 (-4) for confirmed COVID-19 patients.

The Three Rivers COVID-19 Community Risk Dial is shown below with the current risk for each county within the 3RPHD District as well as the overall Three Rivers jurisdiction risk rating. The Risk Dial is updated every Wednesday.

According to the Nebraska DHHS dashboard, there have been 24,899 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 18,520 recoveries within the state. Nebraska has tested 261,383 people and has had 236,204 negative test results. There are 317 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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