Burwell, NE – Loup Basin Public Health Department (LBPHD) has identified a fourth positive COVID-19 case in Custer County. The female, in her 20s, was in contact with a person who was later identified to be positive with COVID-19. Since April 6th she has been isolating in her home and will remain there until 72 hours after symptoms improve per the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Patient information is considered protected health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and will not be provided to protect the patient’s privacy. As of April 10, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. LBPHD has received a total of 135 negative tests. One death has been reported in the district, also in Custer County.
Additional Directed Health Measures (DHM) were released for the State of Nebraska on April 10, 2020 at 12:00 a.m. The additions to the statewide DHM include all beauty/nail salons, barber shops, massage therapy services, gentleman’s clubs, bottle clubs, indoor theaters, and tattoo parlors/studios close until April 30, 2020. In addition, all organized team sports, youth and adult, including but not limited to club sports are suspended until May 31, 2020.
For the latest information, visit the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services website at http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx or LBPHD (website: www.lbphd.org or on Facebook by searching Loup Basin Public Health Department).