LINCOLN, Neb. (KCAU) – Nebraska has 1,066 positive cases of COVID-19 after 114 more were confirmed Wednesday, according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
The DHHS also reported an additional 3 deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the state’s total to 24. Two deaths were reported in Gage County, and the other was in Douglas County.
There are 12,038 negative tests.
Health officials are not releasing the number of people who have recovered from the virus.
Here are Siouxland counties in Nebraska that have at least one positive case of COVID-19:
- Madison: 7
- Dakota: 9
- Cuming: 2
- Knox: 2
- Antelope: 1
- Burt: 1
- Pierce: 1
- Stanton: 1
- Wayne: 1
The CDC said that most COVID-19 illnesses are mild, but about 16% of cases are serious. Older people or those with underlying health conditions are most at risk of developing a serious illness.
Symptoms for the virus include fever, cough and shortness of breath. They occur 2-14 days after exposure. Anyone that develops the symptoms and has been in contact with some who has the virus or has recently traveled from where the virus is widespread is asked to see a doctor.
To help prevent the spread, people are asked to do the following:
- Wash their hands often
- Avoid close contact
- Stay home if sick
- Cover coughs and sneezes
- Clean and disinfect
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
Below are various health organizations with information on COVID-19.