SAT MAR 28 COVID-19 UPDATES: 10 new cases confirmed in Douglas County

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(WOWT) -- Below is a review of Saturday's local, state, and national developments in the COVID-19 outbreak.

9 p.m. -- Three Rivers Health Department confirms 4 more positive COVID-19 cases. One man in his 50s in Dodge County has tested positive along with three individuals in their 80s in Washington County.

8:15 p.m. -- President Trump has backed away from calling for quarantine in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut and has now issued a strong travel advisory to be issued.

7:32 p.m. -- Hot Spots across the country continue to grow in cities such as Detroit, Chicago, and New Orleans. In Illinois, an infant has died.

4:32 p.m. --The Douglas County Health Department reported 10 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, following an expansion in testing. The total is now 57 cases in the county.

3:15 p.m. --The City of Bellevue on Saturday confirmed one city employee has tested positive for coronavirus.

2:48 p.m. -- President Donald Trump says he's considering a quarantine as early as Saturday for coronavirus hotspots in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to stop the spread from reaching states with fewer infections.

2:31 p.m. --Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has issued a statewide order for people to stay at home as part of the effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

1:16 p.m. -- The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services will provide daily COVID-19 total updates through its website here.

12:05 p.m. --The Iowa Department of Public Health said Saturday in a news release that the new cases included 14 in Linn County and 12 in Polk County.

11:30 a.m. --A drive-thru food pantry at 23rd and East Locust Street had cars lined up nearly to TD Ameritrade park -- all waiting for much-needed food supplies.

10:33 a.m. --Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Saturday the state’s third COVID-19 directed health measure will include Butler, Hall, Hamilton, Merrick, Polk, Seward, and York counties, which will be in effect until May 6 unless renewed.


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