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More COVID-19 cases confirmed at Douglas County Health Center

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Posted at 5:49 PM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 18:49:49-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - Douglas County officials say six long term care residents and three staff members at the Douglas County Health Center have tested positive for COVID-19.

With two residents previously confirmed positive on Sunday, the total number of residents impacted is now eight. The three staff members who tested positive include one who was presumed positive on Sunday.

County officials say five of the residents who tested positive are hospitalized and in stable condition. Three residents are isolated at the Health Center and being monitored by staff. One employee is hospitalized and in stable condition and the other two employees are in isolation at home.

All employees at the Health Center are trained and required to wear N95 masks, county officials said Wednesday. Additionally, they are screened with temperature checks prior to the start of their shifts.

Douglas County Health Center officials say they continue to adhere to CDC recommendations and are in constant communication with the infectious disease team at Nebraska Medicine for guidance specific to the COVID-19 pandemic.