First COVID-19 case reported in Seward County

The new case is a male in his 60’s, who worked outside the health district, where it is believed he contracted the virus.
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Four Corners Health Department (Butler, Polk, Seward and York Counties) reports its third confirmed case of COVID-19. This is the first case reported in Seward County. The new case is a male in his 60’s, who worked outside the health district, where it is believed he contracted the virus. He has been isolating at home since becoming ill.

Symptoms of the disease include a fever, cough, or shortness of breath. If you have COVID-19 symptoms, call your health care provider and tell them how you are feeling. Please notify them of any potential exposure to a confirmed case of the COVID-19.  It’s important that you call ahead before you go to the doctor’s office. Do not go to the emergency room unless it is essential.

To limit the spread of the virus:

  • Stay home if you feel unwell
  • Practice social distancing (at least 6 feet between you and another person)
  • Wash your hands often and use hand sanitizer
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces regularly.

For more information on COVID-19, visit Four Corners website at www.fourcorners.ne.gov; NE Dept of Health and Human Services website at http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx;  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/

Contact Four Corners with questions at 402-362-2621 or 877-337-3573. Send email to info@fourcorners.ne.gov

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