First COVID-19 Case In Otoe County
AUBURN – The Southeast District Health Department has confirmed a second positive case of coronavirus within the district.
The person is a woman in her 70s who lives in Otoe County. She had been in direct contact with a family member who was showing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and had recently returned from travel to Colorado.
The family member does not live in the health district region.
The Otoe County woman became symptomatic on March 24 and was tested on March 30. She reported mild symptoms and is currently self-isolated.
SEDHD has interviewed all individuals who had been in contact with this person. The appropriate health authorities have been notified of those residing outside of the southeast district.
All individuals identified as direct contacts to the Otoe County woman are in self-quarantine and actively monitored by public health officials for fever and symptoms of respiratory disease.
The first case in the district was reported March 19. It involved a Nemaha County man who had traveled to Vail, Colo.
The health district reports that the Nemaha County man, who was first confirmed in district, has recovered and is no longer in self-isolation. His household contacts are self-monitoring.
Grant Brueggemann of the health district said that due to the population of Otoe County, the health district will not release the hometown of the confirmed case to protect the person's identity.
The Otoe County woman was tested for the virus in Lincoln.