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COVID cases continue to rise in Nemaha Co
08/05/2021

(KMZA)--Nemaha County continues to see an increase in COVID-19 cases.

Nemaha County Community Health Services on Wednesday reported 41 active cases, with one hospitalization.  That's up from 28 active cases reported on July 27.

The Health Department says the more contagious Delta variant continues to be the predominant strain.

As the rate of infection in the county has increased, “ breakthrough” cases have been occurring.

The Department reports 27 fully vaccinated individuals in Nemaha County have tested positive for COVID-19, with those breakthrough cases representing less than one percent of the total number of county residents vaccinated. The Department says their symptoms have been mild.

According to the CDC COVID tracker, about 51 percent of eligible Nemaha County residents have been fully vaccinated.

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