WAYNE – All four counties in the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department’s health district now have positive cases of COVID-19 after five more were reported Monday.
According to a release from the health department, Cedar county saw their first cases being a pair.
Monday’s case breakdown were three males and two females. Two are under the age of 20 while the remaining three are in their 20s, 30s and 40s. Public health investigations have begun to identify close contacts of the persons who are ill in order to ensure quarantine and isolation measures are being taken and to investigate the sources of exposure.
As of Monday evening, there have been 212 COVID-19 tests reported for people living in the NNPHD Health District of Cedar, Dixon, Thurston and Wayne counties. The results of these tests includes 12 positive cases (Cedar – 2, Dixon – 5, Thurston – 3 and Wayne county – 2), 189 negatives and 11 tests currently pending results.
In the state of Nebraska, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) are reporting 55 deaths and 3,358 positive cases as of Monday evening. Over 23,700 have been tested. Hall county has reported the mosts positive tests (908), followed by Douglas (476), Dakota (459) and Dawson (409).
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 every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 402-552-6645.