COVID Risk Dial Remains 'Moderate' in Panhandle

Risk Index at 1.67 Hospitalizations at 4


March 24, 2021 | View PDF

Panhandle Public Health District continues to report the region's risk level at 1.67 for another week.

As of March 22, there were four active hospitalizations.

Cheyenne County is at a level of 1.5 on the risk dial, and Sidney is at a high risk level (2 to 2.99) with a risk level of 2.2

As of March 15, 36,180 tests were conducted with 8,867 returning positive. There have been 18,985 people vaccinated and 189 deaths since the coronavirus was first identified in the Panhandle. There have been 90 cases from March 8 to March 22 as of March 22.

The three major age groups where cases have been identified are ages 20 to 29, 30 to 39 and 40 to 49, followed closely by ages 50 to 59 and 60 to 69.

Statewide, 2,505,485 people have been tested with 986,473 returning positive.

The Risk Dial is divided into four sections from low risk to to moderate, high and severe. The Risk Dial provides a summary of current conditions. Each color incorporates federal and national guidance published by top public health experts and is coupled with scientific guidance, according to the PPHD website.

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 vaccine program shows 658,770 vaccines were allocated with 410,325 first doses allocated and 248,335 second doses allocated. A total of 385,3451 or 93.9 percent of first doses were administered, and 83.2 percent or 206,639 of second doses were administered.

The federal vaccine programs has allocated a total of 164,485 in Nebraska; 97,075 first doses and 67,410 second doses through March 16. The program administered 47,364 of the first doses, or 48.8 percent, and 29,178 or 43.3 percent of second doses. Nebraska's Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) also reports 132 active hospitalizations and 4,005 staffed beds as a 14-day average.


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