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Woman in her 60s becomes Nebraska's second COVID-19 related death

Posted at 5:55 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 18:57:16-04

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KMTV) - A second person has died from coronavirus-related complications in Nebraska.

The Central District Health Department announced on Friday that the case was a hospitalized woman in her 60s with underlying health issues. She lived in Hall County.

All identified close contacts will be notified, asked to self-quarantine and be actively monitored twice daily by CDHD for fever and respiratory symptoms.

Earlier Friday, Douglas County reported the state's first COVID-19 death. In that instance, it was a man in his 50s with underlying health conditions. He had contact with a known COVID-19 case out of state and had been self-quarantined since March 11 at home.