Two new cases Monday

Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department (NNPHD) reported two new confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in the health district Monday evening.

As of May 18, there have been 671 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 69 positive cases (Cedar - 6, Dixon - 27, Thurston - 31, and Wayne County - 5), 585 negatives, and 17 tests currently pending results. The new patients both live in Thurston County, one male and one female, one in their 50’s and one in their 70s. 

Stay up to date with the Coronavirus situation on the CDC website at Nebraska DHHS has a COVID-19 call-in line where members of the public can get their questions answered about the virus. The phone line operates from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days per week. To access the line, call (402) 552-6645. Follow NNPHD on Facebook to get the latest local testing numbers and results or visit their website for local updates on

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