(KFOR NEWS March 26, 2020) Two community-transmitted cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) were identified Wednesday – One in Lancaster County and one in Saunders County. Both cases were reported Tuesday. Another community transmitted case was identified yesterday in Sarpy County. Community transmission is when people have COVID-19 but public health officials are unable to identify how or where they became infected.
Governor Pete Ricketts announced a second COVID-19 related state Directed Health Measure (DHM) that includes Lancaster, Dodge, and Saunders counties, which will be in effect until May 6 unless renewed. Washington County will also now be under a DHM until May 6. For more information, go to –https://governor.nebraska.gov/press/gov-ricketts-adds-lancaster-saunders-and-dodge-directed-health-measure-cass-douglas-sarpy. Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department ordered Directed Health Measures to further limit the opportunity for community spread of COVID-19. For more information, go to https://www.lincoln.ne.gov/.
Five additional COVID-19 cases were also identified in Nebraska. New cases include:
The state total as of tonight is 68. One case was removed from the state total due to the person residing in a different state.
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