Monroe County COVID-19 cases climb by more than a dozen overnight

03/23/2020 04:00 |

Monroe County COVID-19 cases climb by more than a dozen overnight

Westchester has 1,385 total cases, 294 of which are new. He is now self-isolating at home. People who have been in contact with the patient will be contacted by Hancock Public Health. Regular communication and monitoring for symptoms of the disease continue for these contacts.

-All returning travelers, from any worldwide or domestic location, should limit public interactions, practice strict social distancing, and self-monitor for symptoms. "If you have a respiratory illness or influenza-like symptoms - fever, cough, or shortness of breath - stay home and contact your health care provider or the Health Department hotline at 402-441-8006 for guidance".

The individuals have been quarantined and will continue to be monitored carefully, the department said in a statement. Instead, they should call ahead to explain their symptoms and give health care workers the ability to minimize the risk to others.

As of tonight, the state case total is 48. "Never before in our lifetimes have we been asked to make such broad, sweeping social and personal changes to fight a virus like COVID 19", said Nicki Britten with the Berrien County Health Department.

The number of confirmed cases is expected to rise as testing expands.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo reported the first positive Oswego County case of COVID-19 during what is now a daily press conference in Albany.

It also warned that the CDC says evidence is showing people are contracting the disease from others who aren't showing symptoms.

-Avoid crowds as much as possible.

-Avoiding close contact with sick people and stay home if you are sick. If soap and water aren't available, use an alcohol-based sanitizer.

 Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

 Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces frequently.

Andrews University says that both of the individuals of members of the Andrews community.

DHHS opened a statewide coronavirus (COVID-19) information line to help answer general questions and share the latest information and resources with Nebraskans to help keep them informed.

Clairton Mayor Rich Lattanzi posted the announcement on the city's Facebook page Saturday afternoon.

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