West Central District Health Department (WCDHD) has identified two hospitalized patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a press release Sunday morning. 

”While it is still early in the investigation, WCDHD will continue to aggressively work to determine the COVID-19 exposure source,” the release said. This brings the total to five confirmed positive cases in Lincoln County.

The first case is a male in his 90s who is currently hospitalized.

The second individual is a female in her 80s who is currently hospitalized.

“All of us have a role to play in this response. It’s critical that we continue to work together and focus on social distancing, self-isolation when ill and quarantining with high risk exposure to help slow the spread of COVID-19,” said Shannon Vanderheiden, executive director of WCDHD.

Public health officials would like to remind everyone that if you have symptoms of respiratory illness, please immediately  self-isolate and contact your healthcare provider or your local health department,  the release said.

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