NNPHD, Wayne State College COVID-19 Updates

WAYNE – As Wayne State College updates their COVID-19 totals, officials with the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department provided weekend results.

According to a release from NNPHD, there were 13 new COVID-19 positives from the weekend through Monday, February 8.

Of the 3,561 total positives, 3,192 have since recovered and there have been nearly 25,000 total cumulative negatives and over 28,000 total tests for the NNPHD Health District.

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 six cases reported from Monday in the “Total Positives” column. These individuals are outside of their infectious period but not all of them have reached the definition of recovered.

Monday’s report also included new positives since last report/total positives/total number recovered for each county in the health district. Cedar (6/852/746); Dixon (2/621/544); Thurston (1/1,079/951) and Wayne (4/1,009/951).

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


As of Friday, February 5 there were 18 positive cases (increase by six from the week prior) at Wayne State College with seven active positive cases (up by two). Also, a total of 11 individuals returned to campus (up by four 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.


The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services issued more than 48,000 COVID-19 vaccines last week. As of Sunday, more than 234,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given to those in Phase 1 priority groups.

As of Sunday, 68,355 Nebraskans have completed vaccination, which represents 4.61% of Nebraskans aged 16 or older. Thus far, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for those aged 16 and older and the Moderna vaccine approved for those aged 18 and older.

More information can be found by visiting dhhs.ne.gov.