WAHOO – The Three Rivers Public Health Department confirmed Tuesday there are two additional cases of COVID-19, including the first case in Saunders County.
A woman in her 50s in Saunders County has been diagnosed, as well as a woman in her 90s from Washington County.
Three Rivers Public Health Department reported it immediately initiated the contact investigation and will have more information for the community as soon as it becomes available. Both individuals are in self-isolation and under observation.
Persons with COVID-19 symptoms – a fever, cough, fatigue, and sore throat – or who develop symptoms should contact their health care provider and tell them how they are feeling. Also notify them of any potential exposure to a confirmed case of the novel coronavirus.
Local hospitals, including Saunders Medical Center, request that anyone with symptoms call the facility first before showing up at the emergency room. The patient will be asked a number of questions to help determine if they may have COVID-19, and health care professionals will advise them on what to do next.
The Three Rivers Public Health Department will continue to update the community as new information becomes available.