FALLS CITY - Community Medical Center in Falls City posted a notice last week alerting to the delta variant of COVID-19.
The hospital says it was told that Omaha hospitals are nearing capacity and encourages people to continue to avoid crowded places, close contacts with others and confined spaces.
The hospital reports that of 99 tests for the virus the past two weeks, just over 16 percent were positive.
The Southeast District Health Department reports positive testing near 10 percent at the beginning of July to over 20 percent by July 24.
The Southeast District Health Department reports that 43 percent of the population is fully vaccinated.