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


Douglas County well being officers reported eight new coronavirus circumstances Saturday, bringing the state whole to 49, in keeping with figures offered by county well being departments.

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

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

Extra circumstances stay below investigation, officers mentioned.

The federal Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention reviews that 4 out of 5 individuals who have change into in poor health acquired the illness from somebody who didn’t know that they had it. That signifies that there are seemingly 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 residence 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 delicate signs and continues to self-isolate at residence, officers mentioned.

Well being officers say the 48-year-old man visited these places earlier than he turned 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 places on the instances and dates listed are suggested to watch themselves for signs for 14 days. Those that develop signs ought to contact their well being care suppliers for additional route.

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 residence.

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