Healthier People, Healthier Communities, Healthier Tomorrows.
The responsibility of our local health department is to promote health services and prevent disease. We focus on improving the health status of the population, as opposed to primary care providers who respond to treatment of individuals. To accomplish this mission, we concentrate on three core government public health functions; assessment, policy development and assurance.
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District Case Counts
The below graphic will be updated on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during business hours.
District Risk Dial
Risk Dial Explained
Weekly test positivity decreased for the first time in 5 weeks, however still remains critically high at 20.4%
Our local hospitals are having difficulty transferring critical patients Current state bed availability has increased to 38% statewide, but overall central NE has more hospitalized than ever in the pandemic
Cases classified as community spread remain over 40%
Testing capacity available, but turnaround time is not ideal.
LBPHD has started utilizing DHHS contact tracers to help offload some of the high case volume calls. Unable to contact everyone within 24 hours of receiving positive test result.