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First Sarpy County resident tests positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 6:01 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 00:00:27-04

SARPY COUNTY, Neb. (KMTV) — The Sarpy/Cass Health Department confirmed the first Sarpy County resident has tested positive for coronavirus.

The individual is a man in his 30's who had close contact with an out-of-state business traveler that tested positive for the virus, according to the health department.

Since March 14, the Sarpy County resident has been self-isolating at home.

Contact investigations have began and the Sarpy/Cass Health Department, along with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, is assessing other possible exposures to determine next steps.

All close contacts that are identified will self-quarantine and be monitored twice daily by health officials.

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