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Two Rivers Public Health reports COVID-19 death

Ohio County has had 21 COVID-19 related deaths as of Dec. 8.
Ohio County has had 21 COVID-19 related deaths as of Dec. 8.(AP)
Published: Dec. 12, 2020 at 3:42 PM CST
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KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - Two Rivers Public Health Department in Kearney is heavy hearted to report an additional death in the district related to COVID-19. The individual was a female in her 90s from Phelps County.

Community Health Nurse, Susan Puckett expresses her deepest condolences to the family and friends. She states, “Words fail to express my sorrow for your 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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