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Five new COVID-19 cases announced in Douglas County

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Posted at 4:31 PM, Apr 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-19 17:31:57-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Douglas County Health Department announced five new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the total in the county to 288.

The latest cases involve four women and one man who range in age from 27 to 49.

Four of the new cases had contact with a known case and one was community-acquired, according to the health department.

None of the latest cases are hospitalized.

As of Saturday night, hospitals reported 622 medical surge beds were available and 47 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19. Of the 408 available ventilators, 96 were in use, including 21 for COVID-19 patients.

DCHD urges people to continue practicing social distancing and to wear masks.

“Remember, your mask protects me,” Health Director Dr. Adi Pour said. “My mask protects you."