200 in quarantine, 33 cases being monitored for SHDHD
SHDHD reports seven new COVID-19 cases in last five days on top of quarantined individuals
HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - The South Heartland District Health Department reported Monday evening that, on top of seven new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the four-county health district, the Department is monitoring 33 active cases right now including over 200 close contacts who are in quarantine and monitoring symptoms.
The seven new cases bring the total number of confirmed cases to 341. There are now 305 confirmed cases in Adams County, 28 in Clay County, seven in Webster County and one in Nuckolls County.
Six of the seven cases come from Adams County, three being men (one in his 30′s, one in his 40′s and one in his 50′s) and three being women (two under 20 and 1 in her 40′s). The seventh case is a female in her 20′s in Clay county.
The positivity rate for June 28 to July 4 was 3.3 percent, an increase from 2.7 percent from the previous week.
“We continue to conduct case and contact investigations for individuals who test positive and live in Adams, Clay, Nuckolls or Webster counties,” said SHDHD Executive Director Michele Bever in a press release. “Cases are always directed to isolate themselves and may be released from isolation only after they have completed 10 days since the beginning of their symptoms AND 3 days fever free AND symptoms improved. Close contacts are directed to quarantine and self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days from the date of their exposure.”
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