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Ten new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Douglas County

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Posted at 5:24 PM, Apr 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-18 18:24:21-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) announced 10 additional COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the county total to 283 cases since the outbreak began.

The latest cases involve five women and five men, ranging in age from 29 to 92.

One of the newly diagnosed people are hospitalized, according to the health department.

Five of the new cases came in contact with a known case, three were community-acquired, one was travel-related and one case is being investigated.

The health department continues to urge social distancing and asks those going out in public to wear a mask.

“These next two weeks are a critical period in our response to COVID-19,” Health Director Dr. Adi Pour said. “We need you to support the efforts to stop COVID-19.”

DCHD's information line remains open daily at 402-444-3400 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Additionally, Nebraska DHHS has an information line open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 402-552-6645.

Calls are taken 24 hours a day at the United Way's information line (2-1-1).