WAYNE – Counties within the health district of Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department are nearing the 200 COVID-19 positive case mark as another seven cases were confirmed Tuesday.
According to a release from NNPHD, the new patients are from Thurston (six) and Wayne (one) counties being five females and two males ranging in age from 10 and under, teens, 30s, 40s and 60s.
As of Tuesday evening, there have been 1,176 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 199 positive cases (Cedar – 8, Dixon – 35, Thurston – 130 and Wayne county – 26), 945 negatives and 32 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.