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


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

Six new instances in Douglas County

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

Six extra individuals examined optimistic, in line with the DCHD launch: three are travel-related, and three are contacts of a optimistic case. The newest instances carry the county’s complete to 34 and the state to 46.

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

Further instances are underneath investigation, the discharge states.

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

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

The CDC has reported that the majority who’ve turn out to be ailing with coronavirus contracted it from somebody who didn’t know that they had it, the discharge states.

“Meaning there are seemingly many extra individuals locally who’re contaminated with COVID-19 than have been reported,” the discharge states.

Two instances at Offutt AFB

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

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 particular person had restricted publicity to others locally, in line 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 line with the discharge. The person, who continues to self-isolate at residence, has gentle signs, the discharge states.

Well being officers stated Saturday the person had visited two public places — each in Omaha — earlier than changing 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 in the course of 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 course ought to they develop techniques throughout that point.

The Lancaster County well being officers are actually monitoring 172 people, in line with the discharge. The district experiences it has discovered 84 individuals damaging for COVID-19 and has three instances pending, the discharge states.

“Till we’ve a vaccine for COVID-19, our group’s devoted compliance with social distancing tips stays the perfect 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 at present self-isolating at residence, in line with Two Rivers Public Health Department.

Iowa provides 23 instances

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

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