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COVID Numbers Improve

Vaccine Becoming Available

The COVID Risk Dial continues to slowly move back to a safer zone.

The Risk Dial for Sidney was recently just within the Severe category, the highest of the four levels. In the time since then, the Dial has continued to return toward the Moderate range. As of Dec. 28, the Panhandle Public Health District (PPHD) reported 7,708 positive cases from 30,052 people tested, and 114 deaths related to the COVID-19 virus.

In the days between Dec. 14 and Dec. 28, there were 350 additional cases. As of Dec. 28, there were 22 active hospitalizations.

Close Contact and Community Spread continue to be the pr...


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