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South Heartland Health Dept. reports decrease in positivity rates

COVID-19 cases have dropped for the South Heartland District Health Department's 4-county area
COVID-19 cases have dropped for the South Heartland District Health Department's 4-county area(none)
Published: Apr. 6, 2021 at 7:26 AM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - The South Heartland District Health Department reports an overall positivity (number of positive tests divided by the number of tests conducted) in the health district for the week ending April 3, decreased to 2.9% compared to 5% the week before. “We are able to report again this week that our long-term care facilities had zero positive tests in staff or residents for the 7th week in a row,” she said. “If we look only at community testing, the positivity is 7.3%, down from 11.6% the previous week. Our goal is to reach 5% positivity or below and to sustain it there.”

“Prevention continues to be important to protect ourselves and others from severe COVID-19 illness,” Bever said. “This includes physical distancing, wearing masks that cover our noses and mouths, and scheduling the COVID vaccine when it is our turn,” she said.

Bever reported that 20% of South Heartland residents had received a complete vaccine series, which means two doses of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines or a single dose of the Janssen J&J vaccine.

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