Two hospitalized in North Platte with COVID-19

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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Two Lincoln County people are now hospitalized with COVID-19 in North Platte. Public health officials say a man in his 90s and woman in her 80s are at Great Plains Health. There are now five confirmed cases in Lincoln County.

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West Central District Health Department Executive Director, Shannon Vanderheiden, confirms both tested positive for COVID-19. She says they are aggressively investigating how both were exposed to the Coronavirus.

Vanderheiden says, “All of us have a role to play in this response. It’s critical that we continue to work together and focus on social distancing, self-isolation when ill and quarantining with high risk exposure to help slow the spread of COVID-19."

Health officials want to remind people that if you have symptoms of respiratory illness, please immediately self-isolate and contact your healthcare provider or your local health department.

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