Thursday’s COVID-19 Positive Case Total Ties Highest Within NNPHD Health District Since First Case On April 11

WAYNE – For the third time since late April, the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department Health District has seen a rise for their most cases in one day being five.

According to a release Thursday evening from NNPHD, five positive COVID-19 cases were confirmed. Patient information as far as ages and where they reside were not listed in the release but comparing from the day prior, one was from Cedar county, one from Dixon county and three more in Thurston county.

April 27 and April 29 were the other dates where five positive cases were reported. As far as any cases, when the health department releases someone from isolation, NNPHD no longer follows them to see how they are doing.

As of Thursday evening, there have been 338 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 31 positive cases (Cedar – 5, Dixon – 15, Thurston – 9 and Wayne county – 2), 268 negatives and 39 tests currently pending results.

You can stay up to date with the Coronavirus situation on the CDC website at 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 including the new Directed Health Measures for northeast Nebraska.