First COVID-19 death in Gage County
The sixth COVID-19 related death in Nebraska is being reported out of Gage County.
According to the Public Health Solutions District Health Department, the individual was a female in her 90s, who had underlying health conditions. She was a resident of an assisted living facility in Gage County.
“We are deeply saddened to report a death in our district. Our entire team at PHS extends our sympathy to the family and friends of this individual,” said Kim Showalter, PHS Health Director, in a press release.
Health officials say the woman was hospitalized and then passed away on March 31st. The Health Department then received confirmatory lab results on April 1st.
The health department is working to identify individuals who may have come in contact with the patient so they can be monitored and asked to self-quarantine or isolate.
PHS has begun an investigation to determine how the patient became exposed to the virus.