Child under 10 contracts COVID variant, first case in Dodge County

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DODGE COUNTY (KLKN) — Monday, Three Rivers Public Health Department (3RPHD) identified the first case of the U.K. COVID-19 variant in Dodge County.

The case involved a child under the age of 10, reports 3RPHD.

More: Everything you need to know about the COVID variants in Nebraska so far 

Terra Uhing, 3RPHD Executive Director said in a recent statement:

“We knew that it was only a matter of time before a variant strain was identified within the health district. This strain is more easily spread but we have found that our available COVID-19 vaccines are shown to be effective. It is crucial that everyone continues to do their part by wearing a sk, social distancing and staying home when you are sick as we work to get everyone vaccinated.”

3RPHD serves three Nebraska counties including Dodge, Saunders, and Washington.

More: Everything you need to know about the COVID variants in Nebraska so far 

We’ll keep you updated as new information is released.

3/8/2021 Three Rivers Update

Posted by Three Rivers Public Health Department, Nebraska on Tuesday, March 9, 2021

 

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