COVID-19 once again a health threat here

COVID-19 is on the upswing again and remains a health threat in this area.


December 7, 2023

According to the University of Nebraska Medical Center, there are currently more than 10,374 patients hospitalized in the United States per week with 15 percent of those being in intensive care. For the week ending Nov. 4, the positivity rate was 8.5 percent and is thought to have risen since that report was made. When test positivity is above 5 percent, transmission is considered to be uncontrolled.

Since many are using the home tests, the results are not being reported to public health agencies or the sick are not testing at all thus the official case counts may be an underestimate of t...

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