Cass County Man 11th Known COVID-19 Case

OMAHA- Officials say a Cass County man has tested positive for the new coronavirus, making him the 11th known case in Nebraska.

The man recently flew back to Nebraska from Minnesota on the same connecting flight as the woman who is Nebraska’s first case of COVID-19. Officials say the man’s been self-isolating at his home since last Saturday. Leah Bucco-White with DHHS says testing capacity is expanding nationwide and in Nebraska. She says some hospitals and clinics already have or are now in the process of implementing their own testing. People who are concerned they may have COVID-19 should self-isolate and call ahead to their primary care provider to be screened over the phone. The provider can evaluate and determine if testing is necessary. Flu activity is also still high in Nebraska.

Flu tests should be considered as a first test option before considering a COVID-19 test.