Three COVID-related deaths reported in the Two Rivers health district

Published: Oct. 9, 2020 at 8:03 AM CDT
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KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - The Two Rivers Public Health Department is reporting additional COVID-19 deaths within the district.

The health department said all three deaths were males in their 60s from Buffalo County.

Community Health Nurse Jodi Sowl expressed her condolences to the family, saying “We extend our sympathies to those that have been left behind. Our sympathies are with all of them.”

To help prevent further spread of the virus, Jeremy Eschliman, Health Director, strongly urges everyone to stay home when sick, wear face masks while in the community and in the public, and ensure proper hand washing is exercised. He emphasizes the importance of mask usage in preventing the spread of the virus, especially if people are exhibiting mild, allergy-like symptoms, or are asymptomatic and don’t realize they are infected.

Eschliman reminds people that if they have tested for the virus and are awaiting results, they need to stay home until results are received.

There have been more than 510 deaths in Nebraska with 25 of those from the Two Rivers health district.

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