WAYNE – Along with a wording change, updated COVID-19 cases at Wayne State College were posted earlier this week.
According to a release from WSC, the total positive cases rose by 27 with the active positive cases declining by five.
The 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. WSC 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. The ‘Return to campus’ section will reflect those individuals who have successfully completed their isolation protocol, are no longer ill and have returned to the campus community.
As of Monday, October 5 there were 132 total positive cases, 24 being active as 108 have returned to campus.
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 Tuesday COVID-19 Dashboard. Nine new cases were reported in Wayne County (249); five more in Dixon County (140); three in Cedar County (131) and two in Thurston County (332) for a total of 19 new cases and 852 overall. A total of 452 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.