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Local COVID-19 cases now at 15

Staff Writer
Syracuse Journal-Democrat
The Southeast District Health Department (SEDHD) has confirmed additional cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) within the district. These additional cases include: A male in his teens who lives in Nemaha County A female in her 20s who lives in Otoe County All identified close contacts will be asked to self-quarantine. Individuals with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should self-isolate to avoid transmitting the virus to others. COVID-19 symptoms include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell. In many cases, a person will have more than one of these symptoms. As of May 18, the total cumulative confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the district is 15. Case counts by county are: Johnson:6 Otoe: 6 Nemaha: 2 Richardson:1 Pawnee:0 SEDHD reviews all reported test results as soon as they become available and will continue to report county totals to most accurately reflect current cumulative case numbers in the district. For more information about COVID-19, www.sedhd.org or http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Coronavirus.