Thurston County Adds To COVID-19 Positive Case Total, 34 Negative Tests Reported Wednesday

WAYNE – A county within the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department Health District added to their total of COVID-19 positive cases.

According to a release from NNPHD, a pair of Thurston county residents tested positive bringing the county-wide total to 170. Health officials also confirmed 34 negative tests as another 15 individuals have recovered.

As of Wednesday evening, there have been 1,489 COVID-19 tests reported for people living in the NNPHD Health District of Cedar, Dixon, Thurston and Wayne counties. The results of these tests remain at 267 positive cases (Cedar – 17, Dixon – 53, Thurston – 170 and Wayne county – 27); 1,155 negative tests and 160 recoveries.

NNPHD Health officials are also working on a reporting process for hospitalizations and deaths.

Statewide information on recoveries and hospitalizations can be found at Click on ‘VIEW’ of the Statewide Case Map and then select the appropriate tab below the map. Also, make sure to check the Covid-19 Resource page on