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Douglas County health director says COVID cases rising among children, vaccine comes at good time

Posted at 9:23 AM, Nov 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-02 19:25:51-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Douglas County saw a decline in COVID cases in the community, but now Health Director Dr. Lindsay Huse says infections have been going up among children.

At Tuesday’s Douglas County board meeting, Huse said the greatest proportion of rising cases is happening among kids between the ages of five to nine. She said a vaccine for this age group couldn't come at a better time.

“The good news is we have a vaccine that's coming, hopefully in the next week or two. So, hopefully, we will be able to start addressing this soon for this age group. But, that has certainly grown within that age group," said Huse.

Huse says the health department is seeing clusters within schools and they're working with districts to help limit the spread.

Among them, Black Elk Elementary school in Millard is currently closed for two weeks due to an outbreak.

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