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Positive Case of COVID-19 in Furnas County | KRVN Radio

Positive Case of COVID-19 in Furnas County

Positive Case of COVID-19 in Furnas County
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Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) has been notified of an additional person from SWNPHD’s health district that has tested positive for COVID-19.

This positive case is a female in their fifties in Furnas County, and it is related to travel outside the health district.  They are currently self-isolating at home.  All identified close contacts will be self-quarantined. This case brings the total to fourteen positive COVID-19 cases in SWNPHD.

Travel within the state of Nebraska is not recommended to areas with ongoing community spread of COVID-19.  The map of Nebraska COVID-19 cases can be found on the dhhs.ne.gov website.  Recommendations for travelers going out of state are to self-quarantine for 14 days upon returning to Nebraska, with exceptions for essential workers and commuters crossing state lines. All travelers should limit public interactions, practice social distancing and self-monitor for symptoms.

For general information on COVID-19 call the DHHS hotline at 402-552-6645, or visit the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services website at http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx.

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