Two more Nebraska cases of COVID-19 were identified Sunday, including a woman in her 40s treated at the Gothenburg hospital.

The Gothenburg Health hospital said that staff who came in contact with the woman will be quarantined. In a brief statement, the hospital did not say how many staff members were potentially exposed.

The woman in her 40s has mild symptoms and is currently self-isolating at home, the Two Rivers Public Health Department said.

The Two Rivers Health Department is headquartered in Kearney and Hastings and serves 7 counties.

The Gothenburg case is the third COVID-19 case in the Two Rivers Health District. The other two cases are in Buffalo County, both travel related.

Also on Sunday, Douglas County announced an additional travel-related case, bringing the statewide total to 50.

 

Not just the elderly

Recent data shows that the virus is also affecting younger people, in addition to the elderly and the ill.

A Center for Disease Control and Prevention report said 20% of those hospitalized for COVID-19 in the U.S. are from 20-44 years old, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services said Sunday.