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Nebraska officials announce four new coronavirus cases

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Posted at 9:25 PM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 22:41:46-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) - State officials announced four additional cases of coronavirus on Thursday evening.

Two cases are Lincoln County residents. One is a woman in her 40s who recently traveled to Colorado and the other is a man in his 20s who was in close contact with a person who previously tested positive for coronavirus. Both are self-isolating at home.

The third new case is a man in his 60s from Nemaha County who also recently traveled to Colorado. He is isolating at home.

The fourth new case is a man in his 40s from Sarpy County with underlying health issues. He is currently hospitalized.

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.

There are now 32 coronavirus cases throughout Nebraska.

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