Dixon County COVID-19 Case Total Rises By One

WAYNE – For the 10th straight day at least one resident from Dixon county has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to a release from the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department, the confirmed COVID-19 case was reported Monday. The patient resides in Dixon county and is a male in his 60s. The public health investigation has begun to find close contacts to ensure quarantine and isolation measures are being taken. The source of the infection is still being determined.

As of Monday evening, there have been 272 COVID-19 tests reported for people living in the NNPHD Health District of Cedar, Dixon, Thurston and Wayne counties.  The results of these tests include 26 positive cases (Cedar – 4, Dixon – 14, Thurston – 6 and Wayne county – 2), 216 negatives and 30 tests currently pending results.

You can stay up to date with the Coronavirus situation on the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/. Nebraska DHHS has a COVID-19 call in line where you can get your questions answered about the virus. The phone line operates from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days per week at 402-552-6645. Follow NNPHD on Facebook to get the latest local testing numbers and results; additional information can be found on www.nnphd.org including the new Directed Health Measures for northeast Nebraska area.