Weekend NNPHD COVID Update, Wayne State Numbers See Slight Increase

WAYNE – Updated COVID-19 totals were provided for counties within the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department while Wayne State College officials updated their COVID totals entering the weekend.

Officials with NNPHD released their most recent report from the weekend through Monday, January 25 where there were 23 new COVID-19 positives.

Of the 3,027 total positives, 3,403 have since recovered and there have been over 23,000 total cumulative negatives and nearly 27,000 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 (6/806/697); Dixon (7/593/519); Thurston (7/1,017/891) and Wayne (3/987/920).

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


As of Friday, January 22, there were seven total positives with five active positive cases and two returning to the Wayne State campus.

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.


Also, more than 31,000 vaccine doses were administered last week in Nebraska. As of Sunday, more than 137,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given to those in Phase 1 priority groups, according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

More than a quarter of Nebraska’s 90,000 health care workers have completed vaccination so far, with more than 24,000 receiving their second dose of vaccine.

This week, Nebraska will direct 11,700 Pfizer doses to the Federal Pharmacy Program supporting second dose clinics at long-term care facilities across the state. In addition to the Pfizer shipment, Nebraska is scheduled to receive 11,800 Moderna first doses and 11,200 Moderna second doses this week.

In addition, the DHHS COVID-19 information line is available to help answer questions on COVID-19 or vaccination. Available by calling 833-998-2275, the line is staffed daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT. Call volumes may be high and patience is appreciated.