January 1, 2021 – Four Corners Health Department COVID-19 Updates

January 1, 2021

Four Corners Health Department COVID-19 Updates:  Latest Cases and Deaths

As of Friday, January 1, the Four Corners Risk Dial has been reset and remains in the Orange Elevated COVID-19 Risk Level at 2.38, which is the same as the previous week.  Public health recommendations and the COVID-19 dashboard are posted on our website at www.fourcorners.ne.gov.

Over New Year’s Eve and Day (December 31 through January 1), there were 45 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the District:

  • Seward County had 23 new cases for a total of 1,635.
  • York County had 13 new cases for a total of 1,386.
  • Polk County had 6 new cases for 474 cases total.
  • Butler County added 3 cases for 743 total cases.

As of January 1, the total cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in the Four Corners District is 4,238.  There were 269 new cases in the previous 14 days, with 131 of those cases recorded in the past 7 days.

Over the prior 7 days (Dec. 26-Jan. 1), the totals for each county are as follows:

  • Butler County—15
  • Polk County—11
  • Seward County—63
  • York County–42

For cases occurring Dec. 26-Jan. 1, the age breakdown was:

AGE                 #Cases             %
0-12                  5                       4
Teens               11                      8
20s                   13                    10
30s                   21                    16
40s                   17                    13
50s                   20                   15
60s                   26                   20
70s                   13                    10
80s                    3                      2
90s                    2                      2
TOTAL             131                100

Four Corners also confirms 3 additional COVID-19 related deaths:

  • A Polk County man in his 80’s, who had been hospitalized
  • A Seward County man in his 80’s, who had been hospitalized
  • A Seward County woman in her 80’s, who had been under medical care.

These deaths bring the Four Corners’ cumulative total of COVID-19 related deaths to 58.  Seward County increases to 22 total COVID—19 related deaths; Polk County to 16.  York and Butler Counties each remain at 10 total COVID-19 related deaths.

For questions about COVID-19, please contact Four Corners at 402-362-2621 or visit the website at www.fourcorners.ne.gov.