New COVID-19 cases reported in Lancaster, Buffalo counties

Posted at 1:27 PM, Mar 22, 2020

LANCASTER COUNTY, Neb. (KMTV) — Additional coronavirus cases were reported in Buffalo County and Lancaster County on Saturday.

The case in Lancaster County is a family member of the 48-year-old Lincoln man who was confirmed positive on Friday.

The family member has been self-isolating at home since developing symptoms on March 18. The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) said the individual had limited exposure to others in the community and close contacts are quarantined.

Officials are working to investigate the case.

The 48-year-old man visited the following locations before becoming symptomatic:

· Charleston's Restaurant, 7540 Dodge St. in Omaha, March 15, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

· Freezing Moo, 7538 Dodge St. in Omaha, March 15, 2:30 to 3 p.m.

Those who were at these locations at the same time and dates are asked to monitor themselves for symptoms for 14 days. Anyone who develops symptoms should contact their health care providers.

The new case in Buffalo County involves a man in his 50's who is a family member of the case announced there on Friday.

According to the Two Rivers Public Health Department, he has minor symptoms and is self-isolated at home.

There are now 48 cases of coronavirus in Nebraska.

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