HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) -The South Heartland District Health Department reported the COVID-19 risk dial score for the four-county health district decreased to 1.7 in moderate risk, down from 1.8 the previous week. South Heartland health district encompasses Adams, Clay, Nuckolls and Webster counties. “The past week brought slightly increased average daily cases and slightly increased community positivity,” Bever said. “However, there are currently zero patients hospitalized due to COVID-19 in any of the hospitals in our health district. The last time this happened was for just one day in early March.”
Bever said the four-county area is still in moderate risk for spread of COVID-19. “We are encouraging residents age 16 and older to register for a COVID-19 vaccine and get their shots. Anyone with underlying health conditions should visit with their health care provider first, if they have questions or concerns,” she said.
To date, 46% of South Heartland residents eligible for a vaccine have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 35% of eligible residents have completed their 1-dose or 2-dose series and will be considered fully vaccinated 14 days after receiving the final dose of the series.
“It takes all of us, using all of our prevention tools, to fight COVID-19,” Bever said. “Help your community to ‘finish strong’ by practicing prevention and getting a COVID-19 vaccination.”
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