COVID-19 cases at Smithfield Foods in Crete grows to 47
PHS is processing a very large number of test results and will continue to conduct case investigations on all reports as they are received.
Public Health Solutions (PHS) reports total confirmed positive cases within the district as follows:
60 positive cases in Saline County
29 positive cases in Gage County
1 positive case in Fillmore County
1 positive case in Jefferson County
0 positive cases in Thayer County
Two community COVID-19 testing events were offered in Crete over the past week. Between both events, approximately one hundred and seventy (170) tests were completed. Results from these testing events are being reported to PHS, however not all lab reports have been received at this time. When a confirmatory lab report is received, a contact investigation begins. It is only after contacting the patient directly that place of employment, home address, and other demographics can be determined and confirmed. PHS is processing a very large number of test results and will continue to conduct case investigations on all reports as they are received.
We will provide information on total numbers from these testing events as soon as all reports have been received and initial interviews have been completed. At this time, investigations have confirmed forty-seven (47) positive COVID-19 cases associated with Smithfield Foods in Saline County.
The first confirmed case of COVID-19 has been reported in Jefferson County. A contact investigation is underway to identify close contacts of the individual. More details will be released as they are confirmed.