STANTON – Through Monday night, Nebraska’s state case total was 412 which included two new counties with their first cases of COVID-19.
According to a release from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), both Stanton and Cheyenne counties are the latest areas being affected by the coronavirus.
Through Monday afternoon, the Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department has conducted 263 tests with eight coming back positive and 33 pending.
The Stanton county positive test is a man in his 60s with no underlying health conditions and the point of exposure has no obvious origin, thus it has been deemed community spread. The county has one positive test and with one still pending from 10 residents who were tested
Cuming county has two positive tests with three pending of 20 tested; Madison county is up to five positive tests with 13 pending out of 152 tests while Burt County has seen all 23 tests come back negative.
Cases in the Panhandle Public Health District confirmed eight additional cases through Monday. Three are from Scotts Bluff County, two women in their 50s and one woman in her 40s; four people from Kimball County, two females in their 40s, a female in her 30s and a male in his 20s as well as the first person from Cheyenne county, a female in her 20s. One person is hospitalized while the others are recovering at home.
Of the new Kimball County cases, two are family members of previous cases and three are close contacts to previous cases. Of the Scotts Bluff cases, two are related to travel and one a close contact of a travel case. The Cheyenne County case is a close contact of a previous case.
The Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department serves Cedar, Dixon, Thurston and Wayne counties. Through Sunday, April 5 at 7:15 p.m., the health district has tested 33 residents with 28 coming back negative and five pending.
Again, all 93 Nebraska counties are covered by state Directed Health Measures (DHMs) until May 11. It’s critical that Nebraskans follow these enforceable state Directed Health Measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in the state. These measures help protect each other and those who are more vulnerable to severe illness and death, and help hospitals and clinics from being overwhelmed so they can continue to provide care to families, friends and neighbors who need it.
Contact the DHHS COVID-19 Information Line at 402-552-6645 seven days a week between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. CST with general coronavirus questions.
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