KEARNEY – Eighteen new cases of COVID-19 were reported today by Two Rivers Public Health Department, pushing the total to 517 in the seven-county region it serves.
New confirmed cases include:
- Dawson County- 18
No other new cases were reported in the Two Rivers district.
Total cases to date in the district’s seven counties are:
Dawson County – 410
Buffalo County – 90
Gosper County – 8
Kearney County – 4
Franklin County –3
Phelps County – 2
Harlan County – 0
Recent studies show that a significant portion of people with COVID-19 lack symptoms and those who eventually develop symptoms can pass the virus to others before showing symptoms, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC now recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (grocery stores, pharmacies, etc.) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover-faq.html .
Testing is available to the public at the discretion of health care providers. Individuals are more likely to be tested by if they are essential infrastructure staff, in direct contact with a laboratory confirmed case, a health care worker, first responder or age 65 or older. For more information, call Two Rivers Public Health Department at 888-669-7154 or visit www.trphd.org.
Two Rivers continues to advise citizens to stay home when experiencing illness and seek medical care when necessary.
The Department of Health and Human Services opened a statewide coronavirus (COVID-19) information line to help answer general questions and share the latest information and resources with Nebraskans to keep them informed. The number is 402-552-6645. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.