LINCOLN – Following another COVID-19 update from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) a total of 30,509 Nebraskans diagnosed with the disease have since recovered as of Friday.
According to a release from DHHS, the state case total was 40,387 as of this weekend which is an increase of 2,546 from the week prior. There were also eight new COVID-19 related deaths in the state, for a total of 442.
The daily average of positive cases for September 12 – 18 was 364 compared to daily averages of 311 last week as well as 318 and 259 in recent weeks.
All Nebraskans are urged to continue taking the following preventive actions to help limit COVID-19 transmission. They include wear a mask, watch your distance, wash your hands, know your risk, stay home and get tested.
In addition, all Nebraskans are encouraged to get a flu vaccine this year to help limit the spread of respiratory illnesses, lower the need for medical visits and hospitalizations and reduce strain on the health care system during the pandemic.
The CDC recommends flu vaccine for everyone age six months and older, especially those at high risk for influenza complications, including infants and young children, children with neurologic conditions, pregnant women, adults age 65 and older and those with certain underlying medical conditions.
Area testing sites can be found below:
Madison Midtown Health Center (222 Main Street): Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3 – 5 p.m.
Norfolk Faith Regional COVID Test Clinic (301 North 31st Street): Tuesday from 8 a.m. until noon and Wednesday from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Norfolk Midtown Health Center (900 West Norfolk Ave.): Wednesday and Friday from 8 until 10 a.m.
Norfolk Xpress Care Clinic (210 South Third Street): September 23; September 25; September 28 and September 30 from 8 – 10 a.m.
O’Neill North Central District Health Department (422 East Douglas Street): Tuesday from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Plainview CHI Health (704 North 3rd Street): Tuesday from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. and Thursday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Wayne Family Medical Clinic (615 East 14th Street): Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon.
West Point Franciscan Care Services (430 North Monitor Street): Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. until noon.
Nebraskans with general questions about testing or who need help completing the online assessment can call the Test Nebraska hotline at 402-207-9377.