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Additional COVID-19 case announced in Washington County

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Posted at 6:11 PM, Mar 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-29 19:11:27-04

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Neb. (KMTV) — The Three Rivers Health Department (3RHD) announced an additional COVID-19 case Sunday related to the Carter Place outbreak.

According to a press release from the health department, the new case involves a woman in her 90's who is self-isolating at home.

“As expected, this case is related to the Carter House outbreak and has been identified through a contact investigation,” said Terra Uhing, Executive Director.

The health department said all residents and staff of the Blair assisted living facility were tested Sunday and results are expected in 48 hours.

Investigation revealed several healthcare workers and patients have tested positive for coronavirus at Carter Place.

As part of the efforts to ensure the safety and care of all residents, it was determined the best course of action was to move residents out of the facility temporarily.

Residents who have tested positive and residents who are considered to have been exposed but remain asymptomatic will self-quarantine at another healthcare facility.

The health department said a number of neighboring healthcare facilities are assisting with the effort.

While Carter Place is empty, a deep cleaning of the facility will occur.

This case marks the 9th in Washington County.

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