Central District reporting 400 cases of COVID-19 in last week
HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - The Central District Health Department is warning that they are in the midst of a COVID-19 surge that has resulted in hundreds of new cases over the past 7 days and 5 COVID related deaths since December 3.
The district said the week has seen 412 lab confirmed cases in the three counties it serves: Hall, Hamilton and Merrick. This number is 66% higher than at this time last year. The 5 deaths include three men and two women ranging in age from 36-94.
The department said most of the increase in cases can be attributed to variants of COVID-19 including Delta and Omicron.
As of December 16, 2021, those who are fully vaccinated include:
- 83% of those age 65+
- 55% of those age 30-49
- 40% of those age 16-29
- 10.7% of those age 0-15
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