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First COVID-19 death reported in Southeast District Health Department

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 cases includes:

A female in her 20s 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 June 9, the total cumulative confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the district is 26. Case counts by county are:

Otoe – 11

Johnson – 6

Richardson – 5

Nemaha – 4

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.

SEDHD regrets to report the first COVID-19 related death within the district, a female in her 60s who lived in Richardson county.

For more information about COVID-19, www.sedhd.org or http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Coronavirus.