Cedar, Thurston Counties Report COVID-19 Positive Cases Friday

WAYNE – A pair of counties within the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department Health District saw a rise in COVID-19 positive cases entering the weekend.

According to a release from NNPHD, the new patients are two from Cedar county and three from Thurston county. They include three males and two females ranging in age from a child, 20s, 30s and 50s. There were also seven negative tests reported.

As of Friday afternoon, there have been 1,302 COVID-19 tests reported for people living in the NNPHD Health District of Cedar, Dixon, Thurston and Wayne counties. The results of these tests are 240 positive cases (Cedar – 10, Dixon – 45, Thurston – 159 and Wayne county – 26), 1,020 negatives and 42 tests currently pending results.

Also, NNPHD will change their release format to reporting COVID-19 information Monday – Friday with the weekend numbers being included on the Monday report.

Please note that this is “partial data” that may not present a clear assessment of the current status of coronavirus infections in the four-county area. NNPHD does not report recoveries or hospitalizations. However, statewide information on recoveries and hospitalizations is available at www.dhhs.ne.gov. Click on ‘VIEW’ of the Statewide Case Map and then select the appropriate tab below the map. Also, make sure to check the Covid-19 Resource page on waynedailynews.com.