Nebraska COVID-19 update: 16 new cases in Douglas County, 1 new case in Lincoln on Tuesday

Published: Apr. 27, 2020 at 6:23 PM CDT
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The Douglas County Health Department confirms 16 new cases of COVID-19. The total in the county is now 505.

The new cases include 7 males and 6 females ranging in age from 24-63 years old. None were hospitalized.

1 new case in Lincoln on Tuesday

One new lab-confirmed case was reported by the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department Tuesday.

The community's total is now at 157 cases.

will hold a briefing at 3:30 p.m. today.

3rd Nebraska corrections employee tests positive

Nebraska prisons officials say a third department employee has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Associated Press reported the Department of Correctional Services said late Tuesday that the staffer works at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln and has been isolated at home.

Department Director Scott Frakes directed anyone who may have had close contact with the employee in the last three days to self-quarantine until they are medically cleared to return to work.

Earlier Tuesday, the prisons department had announced that an employee at its Diagnostic and Evaluation Center in Lincoln had tested positive for the virus. The department says no inmates have tested positive.

Central Health District reports 36 new cases

it has confirmed 34 more cases of COVID-19 in Hall County, an additional case in Hamilton County, and another in Merrick County.

The counties now have 990, 48, and nine cases, respectively.

The health district now has 990 confirmed cases.