Latest COVID-19 case in Lincoln related to travel

Posted at 10:27 AM, Mar 29, 2020

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced Saturday that the fourth case of coronavirus in Lincoln is travel-related.

The case was reported late Friday afternoon, involving a man in his 30's who had traveled to Colorado on March 6-8.

According to the mayor's office, he became symptomatic on March 12.

The health department continues to investigate but said none of his identified contacts currently have symptoms.

LLCHD is now monitoring 163 individuals because of travel history or exposures.

There have been 215 negative tests done in Lancaster County and four positive.

LLCHD has a hotline available for questions at 402-441-8006.

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