Updated COVID-19 Numbers At Wayne State College, Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department

WAYNE – Although the number of total positive cases of COVID-19 at Wayne State College rose by 17, the active positive cases were cut in half earlier this week.

According to a release from Wayne State College, the active positive cases fell from 24 to 12 as of Monday, October 12.

These numbers provide a snapshot of the total number of positive cases for employees and students, the number of people who have returned to campus and the number of active positive cases.

The total positive cases rose from 132 to 149 while 29 more individuals returned to the WSC campus bringing that total to 137.

Again, Wayne State College has discontinued the use of the term “Recovered” because it has a specific meaning in pandemic situations, generally denoting that an individual has reached a 30-day benchmark after the isolation period has ended.

College officials are continuing to ask everyone to follow all guidelines and requirements regarding the four pillars of hygiene, masks, social distancing and self-screening. The numbers being reported include overall cases since 8/14/2020.

Visit wsc.edu/covid19 and select the ‘Current Cases’ tab for the latest information.


Also, officials with the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department posted their weekend COVID-19 Dashboard. There were 27 new cases were reported in Wayne County (284); five more in Dixon County (149); seven in Cedar County (146) and three in Thurston County (339) for a total of 42 new cases and 918 overall in the health district. A total of 517 individuals have recovered from the coronavirus as there have been six deaths in the health district.

Visit nnphd.org or call 402-375-2200 for more information.