Testing surges as COVID case soars in Two Rivers District | Local News

However, she added, “We understand our adversary (COVID) better than at the beginning.”

Currently, 38 adult patients are hospitalized with COVID in the Two Rivers area, which includes Buffalo, Dawson, Franklin, Gosper, Harlan, Kearney and Phelps counties. Five patients are on ventilators. No children were hospitalized with COVID Friday morning, according to Susan Puckett, the Two Rivers community health nurse.

subtitle in the story State Pilot Program

Two Rivers also introduced the Infection Control and Assessment Promotion Program, a seven-year-old state initiative that is part of Nebraska Medicine, supported by the state Department of Health and Human Services. and supported by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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ICAP has launched a new pilot program that aims to prevent infections of all kinds – not just COVID-19 – in schools, health centers, long-term care facilities, dental and nursing facilities. other establishments.

It offers free assessments of infection control practices such as hand washing, respiratory infection control, and environmental cleaning at these facilities. It also offers training programs for school nurses, secretaries, staff members and others. For more information, visit [email protected]

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