Ten additional COVID-19 related deaths reported in Central District
This brings the total number of deaths to 35 in the district.
(Press Release from Central District Health Department)
The Central District Health Department (CDHD) sadly reports a total of 10 new Covid-19 related deaths in the district, bringing the total number of deaths to 35, with a total of 28 in Hall County, 7 in Hamilton and none in Merrick County.
CDHD additionally reports a total of 1,035 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 2:00 p.m. Wednesday. The total breakdown by county is Hall: 972, Hamilton: 49, and Merrick: 9.
The Central District Health Department wants to remind residents that the availability of testing is now increasing. The Nebraska National Guard will again be testing for COVID-19 Thursday and Saturday this week 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The roll out of TestNebraska in Grand Island is anticipated early next week. This will greatly increase the number of COVID-19 tests.More testing means more positives, but more importantly it means that more persons will be identified who are contagious and will then be quarantined.