10 fresh COVID-19 cases announced Saturday in three Nebraska counties; Iowa confirms 23 fresh cases
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10 fresh COVID-19 cases announced Saturday in three Nebraska counties; Iowa confirms 23 fresh cases



Updated: Sat 11: 24 PM, Mar 21, 2020

(WOWT) —The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services confirmed 10 additional cases of COVID-19 have been known in three Nebraska counties on Saturday, bringing the state’s total to 47.

Six fresh cases in Douglas County

With testing “ramping up” in Douglas County, the health department said in a release Saturday evening, six extra cases of coronavirus have been known in the area.

Six extra of us examined certain, according to the DCHD release: three are travel-related, and three are contacts of a certain case. The latest cases bring the county’s total to 34 and the state to 46.

DCHD said the 2 travel-related cases, described as a man in his 30s and a man in his 60s, have been confirmed certain late Friday, and extra investigation was carried out Saturday.

Additional cases are below investigation, the release states.

“We anticipated that increased testing would declare extra cases of COVID-19,” Health Director Dr. Adi Pour said in the release. “That has proven to be the case. Both are experiencing mute symptoms and are self-isolating whereas recovering at home.”

The latest reviews of neighborhood spread has precipitated the county’s health department to advise precautions be taken all over the place, not honest in locations previously listed as having the potential for publicity, according to the release. The DCHD release also famed that many sick with the virus have mute or no symptoms at all.

The CDC has reported that most who have turn into sick with coronavirus contracted it from someone who didn’t know they had it, the release states.

“That means there are likely many extra of us in the neighborhood who are infected with COVID-19 than have been reported,” the release states.

Two cases at Offutt AFB

Offutt Air Power Base officials announced two presumptive certain cases on Facebook earlier Saturday: a husband and wife who are experiencing mute symptoms and are being monitored by medical personnel, according to the post.

Second case confirmed in Lincoln

A day after Lincoln officials confirmed a 48-year-conventional resident as town’s first case, they have confirmed a family member as its 2nd.

Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department said in a news release Saturday that the family member developed symptoms Wednesday and has been self-isolating at home since then. This person had tiny publicity to others in the neighborhood, according to LLCHD, and shut contacts are quarantined.

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The previous certain case had traveled to Colorado on March 8-9, developed symptoms on Sunday, and visited his health care provider on Monday, according to the release. The man, who continues to self-isolate at home, has mute symptoms, the release states.

Health officials said Saturday the man had visited two public locations — both in Omaha — prior to becoming symptomatic. The publicity internet sites and timeframes are:

  • Charlestown Restaurant, 7540 Dodge St., Omaha from 1 to 2: 30 p.m. Sunday
  • Freezing Moo, 7538 Dodge St., from 2: 30 to 3 p.m. Sunday

Anyone who was at these places during the listed times is avised to self-monitor for 14 days following their publicity and contact their health care suppliers for extra route ought to calm they produce techniques during that time.

The Lancaster County health officials are now monitoring 172 individuals, according to the release. The district reviews it has found 84 of us negative for COVID-19 and has three cases pending, the release states.

“Unless we have a vaccine for COVID-19, our neighborhood’s faithful compliance with social distancing guidelines remains the most effective defense against the coronavirus,” Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird said in the release. “In the occasion you have a respiratory illness or influenza-adore symptoms — fever, cough, or shortness of breath — stay home and contact your health care provider or the Health Department hotline at 402-441-8006 for guidance.”

Another case in Buffalo County

Another case was known in the Kearney area on Saturday: the Buffalo County man is in his 50s — a family member of the case announced Friday.

He is currently self-isolating at home, according to Two Rivers Public Health Department.

Iowa adds 23 cases

Meanwhile in Iowa, an additional 23 certain coronavirus cases — including two in Pottawattamie County — have been confirmed Saturday, bringing the total there to 68 cases.



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