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Two Children Diagnosed With Covid-Related Inflammaton; National Guardsmen Test Positive For Virus

Jun 9, 2020

Two children in Nebraska have been diagnosed with a rare and serious inflammatory condition that’s linked to the new coronavirus. Last week, a 9-year-old Lexington boy was diagnosed with the condition. On Monday, the Douglas County Health Department announced that a child under 12 has been hospitalized with the condition. That news comes as the one-day total of new coronavirus cases dropped to under 100 for the first time since May 10.

Two members of the Nebraska National Guard who assisted police during protests have tested positive for coronavirus. The Guard says they plan to test all its personnel still on duty in Omaha and Lincoln. The Lincoln Journal Star reports nearly 600 members of the National Guard were assigned to assist law enforcement agencies beginning May 31 following several nights of protests in Nebraska after the police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota. The two guard members who began to show symptoms of COVID-19 on Saturday were tested through Test Nebraska. A spokesman for the National Guard says they are isolating.