DOUGLAS COUNTY, Nebraska - The Douglas County Health Department reports two new cases of COVID-19 coronavirus. The latest cases are a woman in her 30's and a woman in her 40's. This brings the total number of cases in Douglas County to 40 as of Wednesday afternoon.
The Health Department is urging all residents to take precautions against COVID-19 and not just in locations previously listed as having the potential for exposure. It also is important to consider that many people who are sick have mild symptoms or no symptoms at all.
The CDC has said that four out of five people who have become ill acquired the disease from someone who didn’t know they had it. That means there are likely many more people in the community who are infected with COVID-19 than have been reported.
DCHD’s information line remains open to anyone with general questions about COVID-19. That number, (402) 444-3400, is answered seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Nebraska DHHS has a COVID-19 information line open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily at (402) 552-6645.