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Nebraska is currently reporting 29 cases of COVID-19 as of March 14, in step with The New York Instances. Nebraska’s governor, Pete Ricketts, declared a enlighten of emergency on Friday, March. 13, allowing the enlighten to mobilize across companies to battle the spread of the virus.
Eight of us are being treated at the University of Nebraska Medical Heart National Quarantine Unit. Several of those patients had been passengers onboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, one turn out to be once allowed to transfer home after testing negative for the virus. One is a 16-year-weak boy who turn out to be once in extreme condition.
The first confirmed case realized through neighborhood surveillance is a 36-year-weak Omaha lady who’s in serious condition at the University of Nebraska Medical Heart. The girl went on a outing to London in mid-February with her father and started feeling in wretched health on Feb. 24. Two of her family accept as true with tested positive as successfully, in step with the Nebraska Division of Health and Human Products and companies. Public health officers are in actuality tracking down hundreds of of us who would possibly possibly also accept as true with had contact with the girl at a Particular Olympics basketball match and a veterans supper, as successfully as health care personnel who treated her before she tested positive, in step with the Lincoln Journal Star. Later, a man who shared a connecting flight with the girl between Minneapolis to Omaha tested positive,in step with KOLN.
On March 13, officers announced that relatively one had tested positive for COVID-19; in total, seven contributors of the Douglas County family accept as true with tested positive. Officers suspect the most important family reduced in dimension the virus after traveling to California and Nevada, in step with the Nebraska Division of Health and Human Products and companies.
Omaha public colleges will remain closed for an extra week after spring atomize, or a total of two weeks.