The East Central District Health Department has identified the health district’s third positive case of COVID-19 in Platte County.
The case investigation revealed that the person developed symptoms after out-of-state travel from a domestic hotspot identified by ECDHD. There is no evidence that this case was community acquired. Officials say the positive case remained isolated since symptoms began and no community exposure occurred. ECDHD says there continues to be no evidence of community spread transmission within Platte, Boone, Colfax, and Nance Counties.
Testing criteria has changed so that one positive test at a public or private lab is sufficient for confirming a positive case. Previously, cases were presumed positive until confirmed by the CDC.