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Two Rivers COVID risk dial drops into green zone

The Two Rivers Public Health Department risk dial has dropped in the green in its latest update...
The Two Rivers Public Health Department risk dial has dropped in the green in its latest update on Thursday, March 24, 2022.(Two Rivers Public Health Department)
Published: Mar. 24, 2022 at 12:32 PM CDT
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KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - The Two Rivers Public Health Department has dropped its weekly risk dial into the is “low” level of risk.

The dial now sits in the green with the update on Thursday, March 24, 2022.

It was lowered from last week due to several factors as it now reflects falling test positivity rates, improved ICU bed availability and lowered COVID-related morbidity across the district.

From March 16- March 22, there were only 33 cases of COVID-19 recorded in TRPHD. Test positivity rate for all tests is below 2%; when considering testing outside residential facilities, positivity rate is under5%, the first time since July 2021.

Test positivity rates and weekly case counts have dropped to levels comparable to June 2021, before the onset of the delta variant wave in TRPHD.

As of Mar 22, 52% of the total population of TRPHD has received the minimum prescribed dose of the COVID-19vaccine. Booster doses of vaccines are recommended at 5 months after second dose (Pfizer/Moderna) or 2 months after the first dose of Janssen COVID vaccine. Half of TRPHD’s total population has either received a booster dose or are within the 2 or 5-month interval after a vaccine dose.

As of Wednesday morning, over 20% of ICU beds in TRPHD and 35% of Medical/surgical beds in TRPHD were available. COVID accounts for only one ICU admission currently

TRPHD offers COVID testing at the Two Rivers Public Health Department office at 516 W. 11th Street, Kearney. Testing offered Mondays & Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Those interested are required to register HERE.

TRPHD strongly urges all unvaccinated vaccine-eligible residents to avail of the COVID vaccination through their healthcare provider, pharmacy or TRPHD. For schedule of vaccination clinics, CLICK HERE.

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