15 new COVID-19 cases in Nebraska include Bellevue city employee, assisted living facility

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BELLEVUE, Neb. (WOWT) -- Fifteen new coronavirus cases were reported Saturday in Nebraska include a Bellevue city employee and new cases at an assisted living facility in Blair.

Bellevue employee tests positive


The City of Bellevue on Saturday confirmed one city employee has tested positive for coronavirus.

In an email, City Administrator Jim Ristow said Friday morning the employee was diagnosed by his doctor but was not hospitalized.

The employee is home and in self-isolation until his doctor releases him, Ristow said.

Other city employees who were in contact with the confirmed case are now in self-imposed quarantine and are self-monitoring for symptoms.

Bellevue has a pandemic sick leave policy in place. The employees are being paid during their absence.

The work vehicle and worksite the employee was in contact with have been sanitized.

New cases linked at Carter House


The Three Rivers Health Department has confirmed four more positive cases of COVID-19.

The first case is a male in his 50s in Dodge County. A contact investigation was completed and close contacts were notified.

The other three cases were in Washington County and are two women in their 80s and a man in his 80s, according to the release. The cases all reside at the Carter House in Blair and are quarantined.

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10 new cases in Douglas County


Ten new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Douglas County according to health department officials on Saturday.

In a news release, the DCHD said an expansion in testing has brought the total number of cases in the county to 57.

The latest cases involve two women and a man in their 30s, two women and two men in their 40s, two women in their 50s and one woman in her 70s.

Four of the cases had direct contact with previously known cases.

Two new cases are travel-related -- the department's epidemiology team is investigating the other cases.

None of the 10 are hospitalized.

“We have been anticipating this as testing has greatly expanded. Both Nebraska Medicine and the Nebraska Public Health Lab have increased testing,” said Douglas County Health Director Dr. Adi Pour. “For the first time we received more than 100 test results from CHI and private labs outside the health systems are now providing test results. This knowledge will allow us to better respond to the outbreak.”

Madison County reports a community spread case of COVID-19

Madison County reports a new case of COVID-19 which has been determined to have been transmitted through community spread.

The case is a man in his 70s who resides in a long-term care facility in Norfolk. He is self-isolating, according to the release.

A state Directed Health Measure will be issued effective Sunday for Burt, Cuming, Madison, and Stanton counties.