The total number of known COVID-19 cases in Thurston County spiked by six more today to bring the current total to 28.

The Northeast Nebraska Public Health District announced new cases today (May 14) and there were new positives in each of its four counties. The current totals are Cedar (6), Dixon (25), Thurston (28) and Wayne (5).

This marks the first time that Thurston County had the most of any county within the NNPHD service area.

There were 125 tests performed Monday at a National Guard event hosted at the Wayne Fire Department which may be contributing the number of new cases.

Of the eight new cases within the NNPHD announced today, five were females and three were males, ranging in ages from teens to 60s.