Clay County reports first confirmed COVID-19 case is a child

A child has been identified as the first lab-confirmed case in Clay County.

Clay County announced Thursday night the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the county.

The case is a child. The South Heartland District Health Department reported this is the first lab-confirmed case in Clay County, and also announced two new cases in Adams County.

SHDHD conducted contact investigations this week found that three COVID-19 positive individuals from Adams County were working at Walmart in
Hastings between March 26 and April 5, 2020.

SHDHD is working closely with Walmart management to complete the contact investigations and provide recommendations for employee and public safety.

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