NNPHD Confirms Six New COVID-19 Postive Cases Within Health District

WAYNE – Updated COVID-19 positive cases in the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department Health District grew by six Wednesday.

According to a release from NNPHD, the new patients are one each from Wayne and Dixon counties while four more were confirmed in Thurston county. They include five females and one male in age categories of 10 and under, teens, 30s and 50s.

As of Wednesday afternoon, there have been 1,041 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 171 positive cases (Cedar – 8, Dixon – 33, Thurston – 110 and Wayne county – 20), 819 negatives and 51 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.