Increased Testing Shows More COVID-19 Cases In Nebraska

March 28, 2020 - 4:47pm

A dozen new cases of coronavirus disease OCVID-19 have been confirmed in Nebraska. For more information on COVID-19 in Nebraska county go to this website:

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New testing results from the Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) show ten more people in the county have tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total for Douglas County to 57 cases. Douglas County Health Director Dr. Adi Pour said they have been anticipating the big increase as testing has expanded.

“Both Nebraska Medicine and the Nebraska Public Health Lab have increased testing,” Pour said. “For the first time we received more than 100 test results from CHI and private labs outside the health systems are now providing test results. This knowledge will allow us to better respond to the outbreak.”

The cases include two women and a man in their 30s, two women and two men in their 40s, two women in their 50s and a woman in her 70s. Four of the cases had direct contact with previously known COVID-19 cases, while two are related to travel. None of the people with COVID-19 have been hospitalized.

Also in central Nebraska, two additional travel-related cases of COVID-19 were confirmed. This includes a female in her 50s from Gosper County and a female in her 30s in Buffalo County. Two Rivers Public Health Department, which covers seven counties in south central Nebraska, said there is an ongoing investigation of who the two individuals have had contact with.

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