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Southeast District HD confirms another COVID-19 case

Staff Writer
Syracuse Journal-Democrat

The Southeast District Health Department (SEDHD) has confirmed an additional case

of coronavirus (COVID-19) within the district. The additional case includes:

• A male in his thirties who lives in Richardson 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 24, the total cumulative confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the district is 16. Pawnee County has not yet had a confirmed case. Case counts by county are:

Johnson: 6

Otoe: 6

Nemaha: 2

Richardson: 2

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.