Tri-Cities health departments report new cases of COVID-19

An update from area health department on COVID-19 cases.
An update from area health department on COVID-19 cases.(WRDW)
Published: Oct. 2, 2020 at 10:19 AM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Two of the three health districts that serve the tri-cities area are out with new data including a small decrease in the risk dial for one.

The Two Rivers Public Health Department said the risk dial for their seven-county area remains in the “elevated” or orange risk area but it has lowered slightly.

The district said their positivity rate in the district has dropped to 17 percent, down from 19 percent. Hospitalization rates are also down slightly from last week.

Two Rivers reported that they are seeing fewer residents in Kearney, Phelps and Franklin counties being tested compared to previous months.

Two Rivers reported 49 new positive cases Thursday. Thirty-two are in Buffalo County, the other 17 spread out over all six of the other counties in their district.

Meanwhile, The South Heartland District Health Department reported 38 new cases from Tuesday through Thursday.

Twenty-seven of those new cases are in Adams County, ten in Clay County and one in Webster County.

Since reporting began in March, there have now been more than 600 cases in Adams County. The total after this latest report stands at 601.

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