NNPHD, Wayne State College COVID-19 Updates

WAYNE – As Wayne State College is currently in their mid-term break this week, they saw a decrease in active positive COVID-19 cases while officials with the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department provided their weekend numbers.

According to a release from NNPHD, there were 11 new COVID-19 positives from the weekend through Monday, March 8.

Of the 3,752 total positives, 3,548 have since recovered while there have been nearly 28,000 total cumulative negatives and over 31,500 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 (3/912/875); Dixon (4/648/608); Thurston (4/1,119/1,061) and Wayne (0/1,073/1,004).

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


As of Friday, March 5 there were 62 positive cases (increase by nine from the week prior) at Wayne State College with 12 active positive cases (down by 15). Also, a total of 50 individuals returned to campus (up by 24 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.