Test Nebraska releases June testing report

News Release
For Immediate Release: 7/13/2020


Taylor Gage, Governor Pete Ricketts' Office
(402) 471-1970 / taylor.gage@nebraska.gov

Khalilah LeGrand, DHHS Office of Communications
(402) 853-1320 / khalilah.legrand@nebraska.gov

Leah Bucco-White, DHHS Office of Communications
(402) 309-4157 / leah.bucco-white@nebraska.gov   


LINCOLN, Neb. – The State of Nebraska has released June data for TestNebraska testing.

"This past month, we've seen continued success with the Test Nebraska program and expanded the testing through the State by partnering with a number of hospitals across Nebraska to provide free COVID-19 tests. We continue to applaud Governor Ricketts for his success in running TestNebraska and helping the State get back on its feet," said Nomi Health Chief Operating Officer Joshua Walker.

The statistics below reflect the number of Nebraskans tested for COVID-19 throughout the month of June, by location:

Omaha CHI: 8,583  
Lincoln LEC: 2,869
Lincoln North Star: 2,065
South Omaha: 1,520
Long Term Care Facilities: 1,138
Fremont: 965
Norfolk: 826
Bellevue: 778
Kearney: 759
Correction Facilities: 735
Springfield: 690
Grand Island: 557
Scottsbluff: 543
Nebraska City: 498
North Platte: 460
Columbus: 458
Seward: 441
Hastings: 419
McCook: 418 
Dakota City: 350
York: 342
O'Neill: 340
West Point: 297
Valentine: 295
Blair: 283
Burwell: 283
Camp Ashland: 236
St. Paul: 233
Winnebago: 217
Lincoln Regional: 211
Imperial: 200
Macy: 198
Chadron: 167
Falls City: 151
Alliance: 150
Lexington: 114
Crete: 105
Ogallala: 96
Sidney: 78
Oshkosh: 67
Arapahoe: 56
Jefferson Community: 55
Broken Bow: 23 
Superior: 23

Number of positive and negative test results to date

A total of 1,597 Nebraska residents tested positive for COVID-19 during the month of June. A total of 2,522 Nebraska residents have received positive test results since testing began May 4. Negative test results during the month of June totaled 35,966. A total of 59,759 people tested have received negative test results since testing began. Inconclusive results were shared with 125 people during the month of June; 179 inconclusive results have come back since the start of testing.

Nebraska residents completed a total of 250,278 assessments throughout the month of June. The cumulative total of assessments completed is 648,682. These statistics represent the number of people who fully completed assessments to determine their eligibility to receive a test for COVID-19 to date. The average turnaround time for tests to return results was 34.6 hours during the Month of June; it has taken an average of 41.5 hours to receive test results since the start of testing.

Continued testing encouraged, especially for students who will be returning to schools

Nebraskans can complete an assessment at TestNebraska.com. Once the assessment is completed, applicants will receive an email from Test Nebraska informing them of eligibility. For those who are eligible, the email will direct them to select the location, date and time that is convenient for them.  A confirmation email will include a bar code, which residents need to print off and bring with them to the testing site. The assessment can be completed via computer or by phone. If an individual does not have Internet access, a relative or friend can help them complete the assessment. Testing sites can now accommodate up to 3,000 tests per day.

DHHS opened a statewide COVID-19 information line to help answer general questions and share the latest information and resources with Nebraskans to help keep them informed. The number is (402) 552-6645 or toll-free at (833) 998-2275; hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CDT, 7 days a week

DHHS will continue to update Nebraskans through the DHHS website and on Facebook and Twitter as we have new information. The CDC's website is also a good resource for COVID-19 information - https://www.cdc.gov/covid19.

Find tools and resources for individuals and families, schools, communities, businesses, healthcare facilities, and first responders on the DHHS website - http://dhhs.ne.gov/coronavirus and CDC's website – https://www.cdc.gov/covid19.


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