Five more COVID-related deaths in Buffalo County

Published: Nov. 17, 2020 at 8:04 AM CST
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KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - Five more central Nebraskans have died as a result of COVID-19 in the Two Rivers Public Health’s district.

The health department said a man in his 70s, a woman in her 80s and three women in their 90s from Buffalo County died.

Planning Section Supervisor, Katie Mulligan expressed her sincere sympathies to the family upon learning of this loss.

“Our hearts are with these families during this difficult time of loss.”

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. If businesses have questions on how to help protect their employees and customers, please reach out to the Two Rivers office.

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