Thurston County Sees Six-Case Spike In One Day

WAYNE – After two more cases were confirmed on Memorial Day in the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department Health District, another six COVID-19 positive cases were reported a day later in one county.

According to a release from NNPHD, the new residents all reside in Thurston county being four females and two males ranging in age of 20s, 40s, 50s and 70s.

As of Tuesday evening, there have been 872 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 112 positive cases (Cedar – 7, Dixon – 29, Thurston – 62 and Wayne county – 14), 725 negatives and 35 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.

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