Nine New COVID-19 Tests Reported In NNPHD Health District, Wayne County Numbers Grow To 12

WAYNE – Of the 11 tests recorded by the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department Health District Saturday, nine were positive for COVID-19.

According to a release from NNPHD, the new patients live in Thurston (five) and Wayne (four) counties being seven females and two males in theirs 20s, 40s and 50s.

As of Saturday afternoon, there have been 810 COVID-19 tests reported for people living in the NNPHD Health District of Cedar, Dixon, Thurston and Wayne counties. The results of these test include 93 positive cases (Cedar – 7, Dixon – 28, Thurston – 46 and Wayne county – 12), 689 negatives and 28 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 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 including the new Directed Health Measures for northeast Nebraska.