WAYNE – A pair of Thurston county residents tested positive for COVID-19 Monday evening.
According to a release from the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department, two new cases were confirmed in the health district. The patients are both from Thurston county. One being a male and another a female in their 50s and 70s.
As of Monday evening, there have been 671 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 69 positive cases (Cedar – 6, Dixon – 27, Thurston – 31 and Wayne county – 5), 585 negatives and 17 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.