Fifth Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Reported to DHHS

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For Immediate Release: 3/10/2020
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Leah Bucco-White, Communications, 402-309-4157
leah.bucco-white@nebraska.gov  

Khalilah LeGrand, Communications, 402-853-1320
khalilah.legrand@nebraska.gov

LINCOLN – A fifth presumptive positive case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been reported to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). DHHS is awaiting final confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The person is from Northeast Nebraska and will be transferred to the Biocontainment Unit at Nebraska Medicine/University of Nebraska Medical Center. 

Contact investigations have been initiated and we're rapidly assessing potential exposures to determine next steps.

All identified close contacts will self-quarantine and be actively monitored twice daily by public health officials for fever and respiratory symptoms. 

We will continue to update Nebraskans through the DHHS website and on Facebook and Twitter as we have new information. The CDC's website is also a good resource for COVID-19 information - https://www.cdc.gov/covid19.

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