Six Additional COVID-19 Cases Confirmed In Custer County; Total Custer County Cases 19 (As Of 04/12/20)

BURWELL– Loup Basin Public Health Department (LBPHD) is confirming six additional COVID-19 cases in Custer County.

Five of the additional cases are at Callaway Good Life Center (two residents and three staff members). As stated in the press release from LBPHD on April 11, 2020, the residents who have tested positive from Callaway Good Life Center are being moved out of the facility, Per the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), healthcare workers must remain off work until the following criteria are met:

  • At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use  of fever-reducing medications and improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and,
  • At least 7 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

The sixth case is a male, in his 20’s, who has been isolating at this home since April6, 2020. Health department staff have conducted contact tracing to identify any individuals who were at risk of being exposed and those identified have been asked to quarantine.

As of April 12, 2020 at 4 PM, LBPHD as identified 19 positive cases, all in Custer County. One death has been reported. One hundred and ninety-three (193) tests have been performed within LBPHD’s jurisdiction where the virus has not be detected (negative test).

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).

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