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Nebraska's coronavirus case total reaches 38

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Posted at 8:40 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 22:47:10-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) - Nebraska officials announced five additional cases of coronavirus on Friday evening, pushing the state's total to 38.

Three of the five new cases are in Douglas County. Two are men in their 40s and one is a woman in her 30s. All three of them had recently returned from areas in the Southeastern U.S. where COVID-19 is circulating.

Another one of the new cases is a woman in her 40s from Buffalo County who recently traveled and is currently self-isolating at home.

The fifth new case is a man in his 40s from Lancaster County who recently traveled to Colorado. He is self-isolating at home.

Officials say contact investigations are underway and they are assessing potential exposures to determine the next steps.

All identified close contacts will self-quarantine and be actively monitored twice daily by public health officials for fever and respiratory symptoms.

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