WAYNE – One more resident in the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department health district has tested positive for COVID-19 following a lab report on Monday, April 20.
According to a release from the health department which serves residents in Cedar, Dixon, Thurston and Wayne county, this is not connected to the false alarm from Sunday evening.
The patient is a female in her 30s and a resident of Dixon County.
The health department Nursing Team has begun an investigation to determine how this person became exposed to the virus and identify close contacts who may need to quarantine and monitor for symptoms.
Health director, Julie Rother, states, “remember that it is important that we all work together to help stop the spread of this virus. There are many people in our communities who are at a higher risk of severe disease from the virus such as people over 65 and those with underlying health conditions. Please do your part to slow the spread of the virus by using social distancing, fabric face masks and good hand washing and cleaning practices to limit any unnecessary exposure to the virus.”
Stay up to date with the Coronavirus situation on the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/. Nebraska DHHS also 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 by calling 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.
Testing results as of Monday morning show that 146 residents have been tested, two positives, 139 negative tests and five pending. The first COVID-19 positive case was a male in his 70s and a resident of Wayne county on April 11.
Nebraska’s state case total, as of Monday afternoon is 1,474 with Hall county having the most positive tests with 457 followed by Douglas with 280.