Nebraska reaches 70 COVID-19 cases as health department confirms 3 more

Coronavirus

Three Rivers Public Health Department has identified three additional cases of COVID-19. This brings Nebraska’s total to 70 confirmed cases.

The first case is in Dodge County and is a woman in her 40s. She has been self-isolating at home since March 25th. Contact investigations were completed and those identified as close contacts were notified. All identified close contacts will self quarantine and be actively monitored twice daily by public health officials for fever and respiratory symptoms. This is Dodge County’s first case.

 

Community exposures may have occurred at the following times and locations and are considered low risk:

-Bakers, 1531 N Bell St, Fremont, NE. Sunday, March 22 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

-Dollar Store, 1957 E Military Ave, Fremont, NE. Sunday, March 22 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

 

The second case is in Washington County and is a woman in her 60s. She has been self-isolating at home since March 15th. Contact investigations were completed and those identified as close contacts were notified. All identified close contacts will will self quarantine and be actively monitored¬†twice daily by public health officials for fever and respiratory symptoms. This is Washington County’s 5th case.

The third case is in Saunders County and is a close contact of the case identified yesterday. The new case is a woman in her 50s and she is self-isolating at home. Contact investigations are currently being completed.

Symptoms of the disease include a fever, cough, sore throat, or difficulty breathing. If you have COVID-19 symptoms, or develop symptoms, contact your health care provider and tell them how you are feeling. Please notify them of any potential exposure to a confirmed case. Please call ahead before going to the doctor’s office or emergency room.

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