NNPHD New Cases of COVID-19 Grows by Two

One patient is a male in his 30’s and the other is a female in her 30’s

WAYNE – Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department (NNPHD) is reporting two new positive cases of confirmed COVID-19 within the health district Friday.

The new patients are residents of Dixon County and Thurston County. One patient is a male in his 30’s and the other is a female in her 30’s. The public health investigations have begun to find close contacts and ensure quarantine and isolation measures are being taken. The sources of the infections have been identified.


As of Friday evening, May 1, 2020, there have been 263 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 22 positive cases (Cedar – 4, Dixon – 11, Thurston – 5, and Wayne County – 2), 208 negatives, and 33 tests currently pending results.

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 am to 8 pm, seven days per week, 402-552-6645. Follow NNPHD on Facebook to get the latest local testing numbers and results; additional information can be found on our website including the new Directed Health Measures for this area, visit www.nnphd.org .