Two Rivers reports new cases, death in district

Published: Aug. 13, 2021 at 5:29 PM CDT
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KEARNEY, Neb. (PRESS RELEASE) - The Two River Public Health Department is announcing new cases and an additional death from COVID-19. The individual who died was a man in his 50s.

“We send our sincere condolences to the family of this individual,” states Jeremy Eschliman, Health Director.

The health department said for the week of Aug 6- 12, 95 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the seven-county district.

Two Rivers Public Health Department will begin reporting cases in each county through an average daily case rate in order to further de-identify the data, and help the public identify trends in cases. To calculate the daily rate of new infections, we look at the average number of newly confirmed cases in the last 7 days per 100,000 residents. Using the population size in the calculation helps us more easily compare larger and smaller counties. A larger county would be expected to have more cases because of the larger population, but expressing the rate per 100,000 residents enables a more equal analysis.

7-day rolling averages for this week include:

  • Buffalo County – 19.3 daily cases per 100,000 residents
  • Dawson County – 10.3 daily cases per 100,000 residents
  • Franklin County – 4.8 daily cases per 100,000 residents
  • Gosper County-- 7.2 daily cases per 100,000 residents
  • Harlan County – 8.5 daily cases per 100,000 residents
  • Kearney County – 4.4 daily cases per 100,000 residents
  • Phelps County – 7.9 daily cases per 100,000 residents

Remaining vigilant to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is more important than ever. Your hard work and efforts made in your daily lives should be applauded. Changes are extremely hard, but they are important for the future of Nebraska and our citizens. The more steps you and your family can take to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the safer everyone will be.

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