NNPHD Health District COVID-19 Positive Cases Remain At 64

WAYNE – Following back-to-back days of eight positive COVID-19 cases the past two days, officials with the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department reported zero cases Friday.

According to a release from NNPHD, no new cases were confirmed entering the weekend.

As of Friday evening, there have been 608 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 64 positive cases (Cedar – 6, Dixon – 25, Thurston – 28 and Wayne county – 5), 515 negatives and 29 tests currently pending results.

The total number of COVID-19-related deaths in the state increased by six to 119, according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) data dashboard. The state case total, as of 5:45 p.m. Central Daylight Time Friday, is 9,772

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.