Nebraska reports 11th likely positive COVID-19 case; county IDs 2 exposure sites

Published: Mar. 12, 2020 at 1:18 PM CDT
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Nebraska’s 11th presumptive positive case of coronavirus is a man in his 50s from Cass County.

The Nebraska Department of Health an Human Services said in a release Thursday night that the man had recently traveled from Minneapolis on the same connecting flight as the state’s first case.

The most recent case has been self-isolating at home since March 7, the release states.

The Sarpy/Cass Health Department is helping to assess further potential exposures and determine next steps, the release states.

Close contacts have been advised to self-quarantine and will be actively monitored twice daily by public health officials for fever and respiratory symptoms, the release states.

Earlier on Thursday, seven more people are now being treated for coronavirus at the University of Nebraska Medical Center's quarantine unit as of Wednesday, officials announced Thursday, while the Douglas County Health Department has announced two more possible exposure sites.

The DCHD stated in that earlier release that two more sites and times of possible exposure are:

  • The Subway sandwich shop inside the Walmart Supercenter on 1800 North 16th St. in Council Bluffs on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • The PepperJax Grill at 1221 Howard St. in Omaha on Sunday from 5:30 p.m. to 9.

These are in addition to previously identified possible

One of the remaining seven Americans taken from the Diamond Princess cruise ship was transferred to the biocontainment unit for monitoring after they suffered a ground-level fall, the statement reads.

in biocontainment remains in critical condition.

A 16-year-old boy from Crofton, Neb. remains in critical condition.