3RPHD COVID-19 Update: 20 New Cases Since Monday

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

  • Dodge County: 789 cases (+7)
  • Saunders County: 145 cases (+7)
  • Washington County: 110 cases (+6)

Total 3RPHD Case Count: 1044 cases (+20)

As of Wednesday afternoon, the Omaha Metropolitan Health Care Coalition (OMHCC) which consists of Dodge, Saunders, Washington, Douglas, and Sarpy county hospitals reported 285 (-17) medical beds available and 97 (-2) patients were hospitalized with COVID-19. Of the 394 ventilators available to area hospitals, 137 (+21) were in use, including 19 (+1) for confirmed or suspect COVID-19 patients.

3RPHD has released the weekly update of the Community COVID-19 Risk Dial.

  • Three Rivers: 1.63
    Last Week: 1.63
  • Dodge County: 1.75
    Last Week: 1.75
  • Saunders County: 1.63
    Last Week: 1.50
  • Washington County: 1.75
    Last Week: 1.88

According to Nebraska DHHSthere have been 27,489 reported positive cases within the state and 19,885 recoveries. 290,477 tests have been administered with 262,692 reporting back negative. There are 335 reported deaths. 

You can spread COVID-19 even if you don’t feel that sick. You can pass the disease to someone else before you have symptoms, and even if you never develop any symptoms at all. When people who have contracted the infection come in contact with high-risk people, there can be deadly consequences. As a reminder, exposure is defined as being within 6 feet of someone for 15 minutes. If you have been exposed to a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, then you need to quarantine at home for two weeks.

We encourage all Nebraskans to get tested for COVID-19 and to do so immediately if they have symptoms. This can be done through Test Nebraska at www.testnebraska.com.

For questions or more information about COVID-19, please call Three Rivers at 402-727-5396, email info@3rphd.org or visit www.threeriverspublichealth.org

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