Dakota County added five more COVID-19-related deaths yesterday, bringing its total to 76. The Northeast Nebraska county has 4,090 total cases of the virus and a seven-day rolling positivity rate of 3.75%, according to the Dakota County Health Department. No other Siouxland counties reported new COVID-19-related deaths on yesterday.
Woodbury County added three new cases of the virus, bringing its case total to 15,006, according to Siouxland District Health Department. Its 14-day positivity rate on tests was 3.75%. Health officials have said anything above 5% is a concern. District Health reports that 12 patients were hospitalized yesterday at either MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center or UnityPoint Health -- St. Luke's, which was unchanged from Sunday.As of yesterday afternoon, 24,790 people in Woodbury County had received both shots of a two-dose vaccine, while another 2,885 had received a single-dose vaccine, according to state statistics. That's nearly 27% of the county's population.