ELVPHD updating COVID-19 numbers where they can

NORFOLK, Neb. -- The end of Nebraska's directed health measures has changed how public health districts report COVID-19 numbers, as reflected by the most recent statistics released by the Elkhorn Logan Valley Health District in northeast Nebraska.

ELVPHD officials say that because of the expiration of the DHM, state statute only allows them to report COVID-19 numbers in counties that have 20,000 or more residents. That means they can release information about Madison County, but not about Stanton, Cuming or Burt Counties.

The CDC does have some information about those other counties, but that is delayed.

According to the ELVPHD, there were 83 new cases of COVID-19 in Madison County last week, accounting for about 77 percent of the district's new cases overall.

The health department says less than 43 percent of residents in their district are fully vaccinated.