Three Rivers announces 3 new cases, details 2 Fremont exposure sites

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(WOWT) -- Three Rivers Public Health Department on Wednesday night reported three more cases of coronavirus, including the first case in Dodge County.

The Dodge County resident is a woman in her 40s who began self-isolating in her home today. The health district warned of two potential community exposures — both this past Sunday — relating to this case:

  • Bakers at 1531 N. Bell St. in Fremont from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Dollar Store at 1957 E. Military Ave. in Fremont from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

New case in Washington County


WASHINGTON COUNTY -- The county's fifth confirmed case is a woman in her 60s, Three Rivers Public Health Department said in a release Wednesday night.

She has been self-isolating at home since March 15, according to the release. All close contacts were notified to self-quarantine and will be actively monitored by public health officials for fever and respiratory symptoms.

New case & community spread in Saunders County


SAUNDERS COUNTY, Neb. -- The newest case, a woman in her 50s who is isolating at home, is a close contact of the case confirmed on Tuesday.

Contact investigations on the newest case are underway.

Earlier on Wednesday, the health district reported it had identified the first case of community spread coronavirus in Saunders County.

Three Rivers Public Health Department said in a news release Wednesday that a case reported Tuesday night — a woman in her 50s — was determined to be community spread.

The woman is self-isolating while recovering at home, the release states.

2 new cases in Douglas County


OMAHA, Neb. -- Two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Douglas County bringing its total to 40.

The cases are a woman in her 30s and a woman in her 40s, according to the Douglas County Health Department.

The contact investigation is underway.

Children's Hospital NICU case


OMAHA, Neb. -- A provider at Children's Hospital and Medical Center over the weekend has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The provider was working in Children's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and had contact with 1p patients, according to the release. The families of those patients have been notified.

The symptoms were developed this weekend and the provider was then tested immediately. The provider is now isolating at home, according to the release.

Advanced measures continue to be taken at the hospital to keep staff, patients, and visitors healthy.

Iowa confirms 21 more COVID-19 cases; total reaches 145


DES MOINES, Iowa -- Iowa has confirmed 21 more cases of coronavirus, bringing the state's total number of cases to 145.

According to a release from Gov. Kim Reynolds' office, IDPH is reporting new cases in the following Iowa counties.

  • Allamakee County --1 middle-aged adults (41-60 years
  • Benton County -- 2 middle-aged adults (41-60 years)
  • Hancock County -- 1 middle-aged adults (41-60 years)
  • Johnson County -- 4 adults (18-40 years), 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Linn County --1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
  • Muscatine County -- 1 adult (18-40 years)
  • Polk County -- 3 older adults (61-80 years)
  • Poweshiek County -- 2 older adults (61-80 years)
  • Scott County -- 2 middle-aged (41-60 years)
  • Washington County -- 2 adults (18-40 years)

Testing by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs has resulted in 2,578 negative tests so far, the release states.

The governor is planning to give a live update during a news conference at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The state reported its first COVID-19 death Tuesday night.


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