LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State health officials report that two remote Nebraska counties have reported their first cases of a new coronavirus that has spread across the globe.
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services says Cheyenne County in the Nebraska Panhandle reported a woman in her 20s testing positive for COVID-19.
Local officials said the woman had been in close contact with another infected person. And on the opposite side of the state, in northeastern Nebraska's Stanton County, a man in his 60s with no underlying health conditions has tested positive for the virus.
Officials say his case originates from “community spread,” meaning health officials can’t trace the source of the infection.