"While this is Webster County's first case, it may not be the last, and that's why we encourage all residents to continue to make prevention a priority", Prescott said.
Of the 18 cases in the county, 14 involved people who traveled out of state or country and two involved people who likely contracted the disease locally, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health said in a news release. Statewide, 867 COVID-19 cases have been reported.
"Our community's health and safety are of primary concern to the Board of Chosen Freeholders".
Officials say the man also suffered from serious underlying health conditions and is the first COVID-19 death in Douglas County, as well as in Nebraska.
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The CCHD has conducted investigations with these residents and is following-up with others with whom these individuals have had close contact.
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Little additional information is known about the new cases announced this week, and public health officials are firm in their decisions to not reveal any information which they say may out the identity of a patient.
Marshall County Health Department officials are following through with protocols in place to investigate the cases.
As the pandemic continues, the Journal-World will be making coverage of COVID-19 available outside of the paywall on LJWorld.com.
GENESEE COUNTY, MI-Two more people have died from COVID-19 in Genesee County, bringing the total deaths to four, according to the health department.
"Healthcare providers will be assessing patients for risk factors and providing direction on where they can be tested". There may also be options for patients to talk to a medical provider from home using technology.