Nebraska COVID-19 case update: 2 more deaths reported in Douglas County

Published: Apr. 4, 2020 at 1:55 PM CDT
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On Saturday afternoon, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services was reporting 321 positive cases of COVID-19 across the state, including 131 in Douglas County.

Two additional deaths reported in Douglas County

The Douglas County Health Department has confirmed two additional deaths related to COVID-19.

The cases are one man and one woman both over the age of 70, both had multiple comorbidities, according to the release.

In addition, the county is also announcing 12 more preliminary positive COVID-19 cases. These cases include three men in their 20s and 30s, two men in their 60s, and a man in his 80s. Along with four women in their 30s and 40s, a woman in her 50s, and a woman in her 60s.

Six of them had contact with a known case, one was travel-related, and one was community spread. The rest of the cases are still under investigation.

New cases in Lincoln

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department announced Saturday the health district had confirmed four new cases of COVID-19 in Lincoln, bringing the community’s total to 18.

The newest cases are three people in their 50s and one person in their 60s. LLCHD is investigating any close contacts and said in a news release that more information would be provided Sunday.

So far in the Lincoln area, 11 of the 14 cases reported in Lincoln were travel-related, and three were community spread.