Two Rivers Public Health gives updated COVID numbers

TRPHD updated its risk dial on Thursday, July 14, 2022.
TRPHD updated its risk dial on Thursday, July 14, 2022.(Two Rivers Public Health Department)
Published: Jul. 14, 2022 at 4:56 PM CDT
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KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - The Two Rivers Public Health Department has increased its risk dial within the yellow “Moderate” level of risk during its latest update on Thursday, July 14.

Since June 16- July 14, 631 cases of COVID-19 were recorded in TRPHD. Weekly test positivity in TRPHD has remained over 13% for the past 7 weeks. The total number of COVID positive cases in TRPHD in the past week is over 183, the highest weekly incidence rate since February 2022.

40% of all COVID tests conducted at hospitals and clinics in the past week have been positive. Weekly test positivity rates in long term care facilities have risen steadily to almost 40% in the previous week.

As of July 13, 54% of the total population of TRPHD has received the minimum prescribed dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. About half of those fully vaccinated have received at least one booster, including 75% of those aged 60 years and over.

As of Wednesday morning, 1/2 of ICU beds in TRPHD were occupied. There is one pediatric admission for COVID-19 in the district. 70% of Medical/surgical beds in TRPHD are currently occupied.

TRPHD is operating a public COVID testing site at the TRPHD office in Kearney 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Mondays and Wednesdays. Those interested can register at

TRPHD is distributing free COVID-19 test kits from the office daily.

TRPHD offers COVID-19 vaccines through office and mobile clinics. TRPHD nurses will also offer COVID-19 vaccines at local county fairs, for a full schedule see

For these reasons, the risk dial is raised compared to the previous week, but still within the ‘moderate risk’ (yellow) zone. The dial reflects a steady rate of new COVID cases detected and COVID-related morbidity events across the district, as well as the continued detection of new cases in specific counties in TRPHD

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