Three additional confirmed coronavirus cases in Douglas Co.

19 cases confirmed in Douglas County
Posted at 12:04 PM, Mar 17, 2020

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Tuesday, the Douglas County Health Department said there are three additional confirmed coronavirus cases in the county, bringing the total to 19.

The department released the following information on the cases:

  • One of these cases is a man in his 20s who was in contact with another known case.
  • The second is a man in his 30s who traveled to an area where COVID-19 is circulating and became ill after returning to Douglas County.
  • The third new case is another man in his 30s who was exposed in another state where COVID-19 is known to be spreading.

The Department said the following locations are "potential low-risk" community exposure sites on the dates indicated:

  • Prairie Life Center at 84th and Q on Saturday, March 14, from 6-8 p.m.
  • Natural Grocers at 7831 Dodge Street on Thursday, March 12, from 8-9 p.m. and at the same location on Sunday, March 15, from 2:45-3:15 p.m.
  • Amateur Coffee at 3913 Cuming Street, on Friday March 13, from 8-8:30 a.m. and that same location on Saturday, March 14, from 10-11:30 a.m.

Anyone who was at the above locations at the listed times is asked to self-monitor for coronavirus symptoms which include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Difficulty breathing

If you have symptoms, you are asked to call your healthcare provider and notify them before seeking care.

If you have questions about the virus, you can call the Douglas County Health Department's coronavirus hotline at (402) 444-3400 M-F from 8:30am-4pm.

Find exposure locations here.

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