Thurston County COVID-19 Numbers Rise Again

WAYNE – One of the four counties in the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department continues to see a rise for their COVID-19 positive numbers.

According to a release from NNPHD, four residents in Thurston county recently tested positive for COVID-19. The new patients are three females and one male who are in the ages of teens, 20s and 40s.

As of Thursday afternoon, there have been 1,207 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 210 positive cases (Cedar – 8, Dixon – 38, Thurston – 138 and Wayne county – 26), 963 negatives and 34 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 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 June Directed Health Measures for northeast Nebraska.