COVID-19 risk dial drops in Two Rivers Public Health District

The Two Rivers Public Health Department lowered their risk dial Thursday.
The Two Rivers Public Health Department lowered their risk dial Thursday.(Two Rivers Public Health Department)
Published: Jan. 6, 2022 at 12:44 PM CST
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KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - Despite rising cases nationally, the COVID-19 risk dial for the Two Rivers Public Health Department actually took a small dip this week. The district reported 398 new cases of COVID-19 between December 29 and January 4, with their positive test rate coming in at 16%. The largest positivity rate is in the Holdrege area, where 40-50% of tests are coming back positive.

Despite these figures, more than half of the total population in the district has been vaccinated. Two Rivers is also pointing to the Omicron variant as the cause for the current surge in cases in the area.

As of Wednesday morning, there were nine available ICU beds.

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