10 new COVID-19 circumstances introduced Saturday in three Nebraska counties; Iowa confirms 23 new circumstances – WOWT

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(WOWT) — The Nebraska Division of Well being and Human Providers confirmed 10 further circumstances of COVID-19 have been recognized in three Nebraska counties on Saturday, bringing the state’s complete to 47.

Six new circumstances in Douglas County

With testing “ramping up” in Douglas County, the well being division stated in a launch Saturday night time, six extra circumstances of coronavirus have been recognized within the space.

Six extra folks examined optimistic, in keeping with the DCHD launch: three are travel-related, and three are contacts of a optimistic case. The most recent circumstances convey the county’s complete to 34 and the state to 46.

DCHD stated the 2 travel-related circumstances, described as a person in his 30s and a person in his 60s, have been confirmed optimistic late Friday, and additional investigation was carried out Saturday.

Further circumstances are beneath investigation, the discharge states.

“We anticipated that elevated testing would uncover extra circumstances of COVID-19,” Well being Director Dr. Adi Pour stated within the launch. “That has confirmed to be the case. Each are experiencing delicate signs and are self-isolating whereas recovering at residence.”

The most recent experiences of neighborhood unfold has prompted the county’s well being division to advise precautions be taken in all places, not simply in places beforehand listed as having the potential for publicity, in keeping with the discharge. The DCHD launch additionally famous that many sick with the virus have delicate or no signs in any respect.

The CDC has reported that almost all who’ve grow to be in poor health with coronavirus contracted it from somebody who didn’t know they’d it, the discharge states.

“Which means there are doubtless many extra folks locally who’re contaminated with COVID-19 than have been reported,” the discharge states.

Two circumstances at Offutt AFB

Offutt Air Force Base officials announced two presumptive positive cases on Fb earlier Saturday: a husband and spouse who’re experiencing delicate signs and are being monitored by medical personnel, in keeping with the put up.

Second case confirmed in Lincoln

A day after Lincoln officers confirmed a 48-year-old resident as town’s first case, they’ve confirmed a member of the family as its second.

Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Well being Division stated in a information launch Saturday that the member of the family developed signs Wednesday and has been self-isolating at residence since then. This individual had restricted publicity to others locally, in keeping with LLCHD, and shut contacts are quarantined.

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The earlier optimistic case had traveled to Colorado on March 8-9, developed signs on Sunday, and visited his well being care supplier on Monday, in keeping with the discharge. The person, who continues to self-isolate at residence, has delicate signs, the discharge states.

Well being officers stated Saturday the person had visited two public places — each in Omaha — earlier than turning into symptomatic. The exposure 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 three p.m. Sunday

Anybody who was at these locations throughout the listed occasions is avised to self-monitor for 14 days following their publicity and get in touch with their well being care suppliers for additional route ought to they develop methods throughout that point.

The Lancaster County well being officers at the moment are monitoring 172 people, in keeping with the discharge. The district experiences it has discovered 84 folks detrimental for COVID-19 and has three circumstances pending, the discharge states.

“Till now we have a vaccine for COVID-19, our neighborhood’s devoted compliance with social distancing tips stays one of the best protection towards the coronavirus,” Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird stated within the launch. “In case you have a respiratory sickness or influenza-like signs — fever, cough, or shortness of breath — keep residence and get in touch with your well being care supplier or the Well being Division hotline at 402-441-8006 for steering.”

One other case in Buffalo County

One other case was recognized within the Kearney space on Saturday: the Buffalo County man is in his 50s — a member of the family of
the case announced Friday.

He’s presently self-isolating at residence, in keeping with Two Rivers Public Health Department.

Iowa provides 23 circumstances

In the meantime in Iowa,
an additional 23 positive coronavirus cases — together with two in Pottawattamie County — have been confirmed Saturday, bringing the overall there to 68 circumstances.

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