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Southeast District Health Department releases updated COVID-19 case information

Julie Rach
Syracuse Journal-Democrat

The Southeast District Health Department (SEDHD) has confirmed five additional cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) within the district.

The additional cases include:

A male in his teens who lives in Johnson County

A male in his 50s who lives in Johnson County

A female in her 40s who lives in Nemaha County

A female in her 40s who lives in Otoe County

A male in his 60s who lives in Pawnee County

All identified close contacts will be asked to self-quarantine. Individuals with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should self-isolate to avoid transmitting the virus to others. COVID-19 symptoms include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell. In many cases, a person will have more than one of these symptoms.

As of Aug. 3, the total cumulative confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the district is 103.

Case counts by county are: Otoe, 42; Nemaha, 20; Richardson, 20: Johnson, 13; and Pawnee, 8.

SEDHD reviews all reported test results as soon as they become available and will continue to report county totals to most accurately reflect current cumulative case numbers in the district.

For more information about COVID-19, www.sedhd.org or http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Coronavirus.