98 new COVID cases reported
McCOOK, Neb. The Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department reported 98 new cases of COVID-19 last week, 50 of them younger than 40, according to officials.
The cases, reported Oct. 5-11, brought the average to 91.5 cases per week in the last 30 days.
A breakdown by age includes: 0 to 19 25; 20 to 29 9; 30 to 39 16; 40 to 49 6; 50 to 59 17; 60 to 69 18; 70 to 79 5; 80 and over 2. The total number of cases is 4,795. Vaccination rates across the health district have reached 50.8%, counting both fully vaccinated and partially vaccinated individuals.
Pfizer, Moderna, and the one-dose J&J COVID vaccines are available at several locations throughout the health district including at SWNPHD, local pharmacies and participating providers. Testing for COVID-19 is available at local medical clinics and at Marks Pharmacy in Cambridge.
Visit swhealth.ne.gov for information on COVID-19, including the state dashboard of cases by county. You can also follow SWNPHD on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. SWNPHD serves Chase, Dundy, Frontier, Furnas, Hayes, Hitchcock, Keith, Perkins, and Red Willow counties. SWNPHD is located at 404 West 10th St (1 block north of Arbys) in McCook and can be reached by calling 308-345-4223.