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Two new cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County

DOUGLAS COUNTY TWO NEW CASES
Posted at 4:48 PM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 17:48:54-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — According to the Douglas County Health Department (DCHD), two new cases of coronavirus were reported on Wednesday, bringing the total in the county to 40.

The DCHD said the latest cases involve a woman in her 30's and a woman in her 40's.

The cases are being investigated by health officials.

Additionally, the health department urges everyone to take precautions throughout the community to avoid coronavirus -- not only in locations previously listed as having a potential for exposure.

The DCHD adds that it's important to consider those who are sick may have mild symptoms or no symptoms at all.

According to the CDC, four out of five people who have become ill acquire the disease from someone who didn't know they had it -- meaning there are likely many more people in the community who are infected with COVID-19 than reported.

Those with questions about COVID-19 should call the DCHD's information line at 402-444-3400, which is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week. Nebraska DHHS also has an information line open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily at 402-552-6645.

The United Way's 2-1-1 Resource Hotline is available for questions outside those hours.