NNPHD, Wayne State College COVID-19 Updates

WAYNE – As Wayne State College saw an increase in active positive COVID-19 cases, officials with the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department provided weekend numbers.

According to a release from NNPHD, there were seven new COVID-19 positives from the weekend through Monday, February 22.

Of the 3,665 total positives, 3,414 have since recovered and there have been over 26,000 total cumulative negatives and over 30,000 total tests for the NNPHD Health District.

Monday’s report also included new positives since last report/total positives/total number recovered for each county in the health district. Cedar (1/900/840); Dixon (0/634/580); Thurston (2/1,095/1,011) and Wayne (4/1,036/983).

NNPHD continues to review and update their data to provide the community with the most current and accurate information. Due to a delay in reporting to NNPHD, there are an additional 43 cases reported today in the “Total Positives” column. Most of these reports were from tests done outside of the state of Nebraska for people who live in the NNPHD health district. These persons are outside of their infectious period but not all of them have reached the definition of recovered.


Visit nnphd.org or call 402-375-2200 for more information.

As of Friday, February 19 there were 27 positive cases (increase by six from the week prior) at Wayne State College with eight active positive cases (up by six). Also, a total of 19 individuals returned to campus (remained the same from the week prior).

The numbers provide a snapshot of the total number of positive cases for employees and students, the number of people who have returned to campus and the number of active positive cases. As a reminder, follow all guidelines and requirements regarding the four pillars of hygiene, masks, social distancing and self-screening.

Visit wsc.edu/covid19 to access the COVID-19 2020-21 operating plan at Wayne State College.