Additional COVID-19 cases identified across 3 NE counties

Posted at 8:38 PM, Mar 25, 2020

DODGE COUNTY, Neb. (KMTV) — The Three Rivers Public Health Dept. announced three cases of coronavirus in Dodge, Washington and Saunders counties on Wednesday.

The first case is in Dodge County and is a woman in her 40's. According to the health department, she is self-isolating at home.

This is Dodge County's first case of COVID-19.

Low-risk community exposures may have happened at the following times and locations:

  • Baker's - 1531 Bell St, Fremont, NE. Sunday, March 22 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Dollar General - 1957 E Military Ave, Fremont, NE. Sunday, March 22 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

The health department said the second case is in Washington County, involving a woman in her 60's.

She has been self-isolating at home since March 15.

This is Washington County's 5th case of coronavirus.

The third case is in Saunders County and is a close contact of Tuesday's identified case. The individual is a woman in her 50's who is self-isolating at home.

Contact investigations are currently being completed in relation to the Saunders County case.

All identified close contacts will self-quarantine. Health officials will monitor them for symptoms twice daily.

According to the Nebraska Department of Public Health, there are 68 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state as of Wednesday night.

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