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Second case of COVID-19 confirmed in SE Neb
04/02/2020

(KLZA)-- A second positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in an area southeast Nebraska county. 

The Southeast District Health Department, in a press release Thursday afternoon,  said the person is a woman in her seventies who lives in Otoe County. 

The release said the woman had been in direct contact with a family member who was showing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and had recently returned from Colorado. 

She became symptomatic on March 24 and was tested March 30.  She reported mild symptoms and currently is self-isolated.  

The Southeast  District Health Department has interviewed all the individuals who were in contact with the woman and all those with direct contact are in self-quarantine and being actively monitored by public health officials. 

The first positive case of COVID-19 in an area southeast Nebraska County was reported last month in Nemaha County.  The individual was a man in his 60's.

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