WAYNE – The Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department Health District saw a spike in COVID-19 positive tests yesterday marking the most they’ve confirmed since reporting tests.
According to a release from NNPHD, there were 24 new cases Tuesday. The new patients are from Thurston (21) and Wayne counties (3). There were 14 females and 10 males ranging in ages from 10 and under, teens, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s.
As of Tuesday afternoon, there have been 1,021 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 165 positive cases (Cedar – 8, Dixon – 32, Thurston – 106 and Wayne county – 19), 811 negatives and 44 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.