May COVID-19 Numbers In NNPHD Health District, 16 New Weekend Cases

WAYNE – During the month of May, 121 positive COVID-19 tests have been reported for residents living in the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department Health District of Cedar, Dixon, Thurston and Wayne counties.

According to a release from NNPHD, 16 new cases were confirmed over the weekend. The new patients reside in Cedar (1), Dixon (1), Thurston (13) and Wayne county (1). They included nine females and seven males ranging in ages of teens, 20s, 40s, 50s and 60s.

As of Sunday evening, there have been 946 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 141 positive cases (Cedar – 8, Dixon – 32, Thurston – 85 and Wayne county – 16), 746 negatives and 41 tests currently pending results.

As far as any cases, when NNPHD releases someone from isolation the health department no longer follows them to see how they are doing as the report from the health department does not include number of hospitalizations or recoveries.

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 as additional information can be found on www.nnphd.org including the new Directed Health Measures for northeast Nebraska.

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