NNPHD Reports Five New Cases Of COVID-19, One Shows Signs Of Community Spread

WAYNE – For the second time in a few days, the health district of the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department saw five new positive cases of COVID-19.

According to a release from the health department, Wednesday’s patients are from Cedar (two), Dixon (two) and Thurston (one) counties.

They include 4 males, age range 20-64 years and one female in her 50’s. Public health investigations are in process, close contacts are being identified and contacted to ensure quarantine and isolation measures are being taken. One case appears to be community spread meaning the source of that person’s exposure cannot be identified (no travel, no close contact of a positive case).

As of Wednesday evening, there have been 246 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 19 positive cases (Cedar – 4, Dixon – 9, Thurston – 4 and Wayne county – 2), 200 negatives and 27 tests currently pending results.

Make plans to join Dan Baddorf and Julie Rother, health director on ‘The View From Wayne America’ this morning just after 9 a.m. on Big Red Country ‘KTCH’ 104.9 and just after 6 p.m. tonight on The City ‘KCTY’ 98.9/1590. The interview can also be found under the ‘Community’ tab of waynedailynew.com by selecting ‘Podcasts’.

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 or visit our website for local updates www.nnphd.org.