No further details were announced. The COVID-19 death toll now stands at 180 in the Two Rivers district since record-keeping began March 20, 2020. Two Rivers includes Buffalo, Dawson, Gosper, Franklin, Harlan, Kearney and Phelps counties.
COVID cases are soaring right now, with 764 cases confirmed by Two Rivers last week, Jan. 5-12.
The Two Rivers Public Health Department has confirmed an all-time record of 764 cases of COVID-19 for the week of Jan. 5-11.
The omicron variant of COVID-19 accounts for 75% of the new cases in Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas and is expected to climb in the next few weeks.
Two Rivers Public Health Department reported 398 new cases of COVID from Dec. 29-Jan, 4, more than twice as many as the 186 cases Dec. 22-28. Cases have seesawed all month, with 315 new cases Dec. 8-14 but just 224 cases Dec. 15-21.
Due to inclement weather, Two Rivers Public Health Department is cancelling its COVID-19 vaccine clinic 4-6 p.m. today at the Holdrege City Auditorium.
By year’s end, roughly half of the 90,000 population in the seven-county Two Rivers region, and 60% of those over age 18, were fully vaccinated as the new omicron variant of COVID-19 was spreading rapidly across the nation and had been confirmed here.
After 14 consecutive weeks buried in the red pandemic zone, the Two Rivers Public Health Department’s COVID-19 risk dial has inched into the orange “elevated” risk zone.
In addition to the money raised through donations, the 79 participating organizations received a proportional share of the $300,000 match pool provided by the Phelps County Community Foundation.
The 14 weeks is the longest span in the red zone since the pandemic began.
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Available by prescription only, these drugs may reduce the risk of hospitalization and death in people who get COVID-19, said Dr. David Cantral, a pulmonologist in Kearney, but they are not a preventative measure.
KEARNEY — As COVID-19 rages on here, hospitals are feeling the pinch.
The Two Rivers Public Health Department reported Wednesday that 22 more people have died of COVID-19 in October and November. They ranged in age from their 30s to their 90s.
Nebraska COVID-19 cases have doubled the national average.
Local health professionals were worried that a surge of COVID cases could be a tipping point. That news worried Edwards enough that he asked what KPS could do to reduce the health risks. He asked area doctors and health leaders in an Aug. 24 email “to inform KPS in how we may assist or facilitate addressing our community’s current medical and health situation.”
KEARNEY — Children and needles usually bring tears, unless it’s kids getting COVID-19 vaccines. On Tuesday, those quick sticks brought smiles …
Four more people in the Two Rivers Public Health Department have died of COVID-19 in recent weeks, bringing the total to 149 since March 20, 2020.
The Two Rivers Public Health Department reported 109 new COVID-19 cases in Dawson County last week, almost half of which were in Cozad.
Grant applications are being accepted through Nov. 24.
State and local COVID data can be found at mayoclinic.org and newyorktimes.com/COVID cases. More limited data is available at usafacts.org
Nebraska is averaging 212 new cases a day, far fewer than Wyoming’s 494 and Colorado’s 391.