Updated COVID-19 Positive Case Total Reaches 84

WAYNE – Through Friday evening nearly 800 tests have been recorded in the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department Health District.

According to a release from NNPHD, the COVID-19 positive case total is now at 84.

Within the Friday evening release, seven new residents have tested positive being four females and three males in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s. These residents live in Cedar, Thurston and Wayne counties.

An email has been submitted to the health department since there is one positive not confirmed after Thursday evening’s 76 total into Friday’s 84.

As of Friday evening, there have been 799 COVID-19 tests reported for people living in the NNPHD Health District of Cedar, Dixon, Thurston and Wayne counties. Unofficially updated numbers include seven in Cedar, 28 in Dixon, 41 in Thurston and eight in Wayne county to go along with 688 negatives and 27 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.