Douglas County studies eight new COVID-19 instances; Lancaster county, Buffalo County every report 2nd case – Omaha World-Herald


Douglas County well being officers reported eight new coronavirus instances Saturday, bringing the state complete to 49, based on figures supplied by county well being departments.

Three of the brand new instances are travel-related, and three are contacts of a optimistic case.

Two travel-related instances, a person in his 30s and a person in his 60s, had been confirmed late Friday, with additional investigation performed by officers Saturday.

Extra instances stay underneath investigation, officers mentioned.

The federal Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention studies that 4 out of 5 individuals who have grow to be in poor health acquired the illness from somebody who didn’t know they’d it. That signifies that there are probably many extra folks locally who’re contaminated with COVID-19 than have been reported, officers mentioned.

A second case in Lancaster County was additionally reported by officers Saturday.

The brand new COVID-19 case is a member of the family of a 48-year-old Lincoln man who was confirmed optimistic Friday.

The member of the family has been dwelling since growing signs March 18. Officers mentioned the person continues to self-isolate.

The 48-year-old man had traveled to Colorado on March eight and 9. He developed signs March 15 and visited his well being care supplier March 16. He has gentle signs and continues to self-isolate at dwelling, officers mentioned.

Well being officers say the 48-year-old man visited these areas earlier than he grew to become symptomatic:

  • Charleston’s Restaurant, 7540 Dodge St. in Omaha, March 15, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Freezing Moo, 7538 Dodge St. in Omaha, March 15, 2:30 to three p.m.

Anybody who visited the areas on the occasions and dates listed are suggested to observe themselves for signs for 14 days. Those that develop signs ought to contact their well being care suppliers for additional path.

A person in his 50s is Buffalo County’s second case. He’s a member of the family of the case introduced Friday and is self-isolating at dwelling.

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