County-specific data has again been reintroduced on the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services website here https://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/default.aspx. To view the dashboard, follow the link at the top of the page titled “Nebraska Hospital Capacity & Respiratory Illness Dashboard.” As stated in a previously announced policy from Governor Pete Ricketts, county-specific data is only released when 10% or more of the State’s staffed hospital beds are being used to care for COVID-19 patients on a seven-day rolling average. The PHS district has continued to see an increase in the number of COVID-19 positive cases and the overall positivity rate. As of Thursday, November 18, 2021 there have been a total of 66 confirmed COVID-related deaths in the PHS district since the beginning of the pandemic.
To read the full press release, click here – 11.18.21 PHS COVID-19 Updates