Thurston, Dixon Counties See Bump In COVID-19 Positive Results

WAYNE – COVID-19 case totals have now surpassed 200 positive results and nearly 1,200 tests in the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department Health District.

According to a release from NNPHD, seven new positive cases were confirmed Wednesday. They include four residents in Thurston county and another three in Dixon county. The new patients are four females and three males who are 10 and under, in their teens, 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s.

As of Wednesday afternoon, there have been 1,190 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 206 positive cases (Cedar – 8, Dixon – 38, Thurston – 134 and Wayne county – 26), 955 negatives and 29 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 June Directed Health Measures for northeast Nebraska.

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