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COVID Update

As of Sept. 28, the Nebraska Panhandle has experienced nine deaths related to the COVID-19 virus.

The Panhandle Public Health District reported 14,052 people have been tested since March. Of that number, 810 cases returned positive for COVID-19, and 716 of those have recovered. There are three active hospitalizations at this time, 80 active cases, 779 total recovered of 868 positive cases for a cumulative positivity rate of 6.1 percent.

The risk dial used by the Unified Command shows the region moved slightly ahead toward the middle point of Moderate and High of the four-point dial, a range of...


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