OMAHA – There are now 21 active cases of COVID-19 infection in Nebraska, with three new cases declared by the Douglas County Health Department in the last 18 hours.
The Health Department said the newest case is not a community-contact case. According to the Health Department, the newest patient, a man in his thirties, was exposed after travel to another state where COVID-19 has spread.
Two other cases have also emerged, bringing the total to 21; 19 of those cases are in Douglas County. One of these two are travel related, and the other individual was exposed by a known Nebraska case; neither of those cases are considered community acquired.
There is only one community acquired case in Nebraska to-date.
All 21 cases are still actively infected; all but two are recovering at home. The Douglas County Health Department has contacted or is in the process of contacting any individuals who need to self-quarantine as a result of these new cases. Additionally, the Douglas County Health Department listed the following locations as areas of possible community exposure:
Thursday, March 12:
Natural Grocers at 7831 Dodge Street from 8 to 9 p.m.
Friday, March 13:
Amateur Coffee at 3913 Cuming Street from 8 to 8:30 a.m.
Saturday, March 14:
Amateur Coffee at 3913 Cuming Street from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Prairie Life Center at 84th and Q from 6 to 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 15:
Natural Grocers at 7831 Dodge Street from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
If you were present at any of these locations during the listed times, you are to self-monitor for symptoms and be prepared to quarantine yourself should you begin to experience fever over 100.4°, a dry cough, or shortness of breath. If you begin to experience symptoms, call your healthcare provider before attempting to seek treatment.
Cases in the U.S. have reached about 4,800, with about 95 deaths. Worldwide, cases stand at about 190,000, with more than 7,500 deaths.