TestNebraska releases May COVID-19 testing data

Posted at 4:58 PM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 17:58:39-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Statistics from the first round of TestNebraska COVID-19 testing in May were released by the state on Wednesday.

According to a news release from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), a total of 886 Nebraskans tested positive for coronavirus in May.

A total of 23,170 negative test results came back in the same month.

Nebraska residents completed 248,225 TestNebraska assessments in May while the cumulative total of assessments completed is now 405,595.

According to DHHS, the average turnaround time for test results was 49.9 hours in May.

“This report is further evidence that Test Nebraska is working. During May alone, Test Nebraska tested over 27,000 Nebraskans as we continue scaling upwards to reach our goals,” said Nomi Health Chief Operating Officer Joshua Walker.

Testing locations in May included Grand Island, Beatrice, Clay Center, Dakota City, Hastings, Kearney, Lexington, Lincoln LEC, Lincoln Regional Center, Norfolk, North Platte, Omaha CHI, Omaha College of St. Mary, Schuyler, Scotts Bluff, Seward, Thedford, West Point and York.

Additionally, TestNebraska encourages any Nebraskan who has participated in recent protests to get tested for COVID-19.

To complete an assessment, visit this website.