Two New COVID-19 Deaths Reported in Nebraska, Bringing Statewide Total to 17

First cases of COVID-19 reported in Clay and Webster Counties

Lincoln – Two new deaths related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been reported to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) bringing the state’s total death toll to 17.

The Central District Health Department reported two COVID-19 related deaths today, a man in his 70s and a woman in her 70s. Both were residents of a long-term care facility. Both died at a hospital in Hall County. https://www.facebook.com/cdhd.ne.gov.

The South Heartland District Health Department reported the first cases of COVID-19 in Clay and Webster Counties. One is a child and the other is a male in his 30s who is isolating at home. https://southheartlandhealth.org/.

The new  state case total is 700. Total tested is 10,007. Total tested with no virus detected is 9,285. DHHS launched a new data dashboard that provides daily updates to the state’s COVID-19 case totals. You can find it at http://dhhs.ne.gov/coronavirus.

All 93 Nebraska counties are now covered by state Directed Health Measures (DHMs) until May 11 – http://dhhs.ne.gov/coronavirus. It’s critical that Nebraskans follow these enforceable state Directed Health Measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in the state. These measures help protect each other and those who are more vulnerable to severe illness and death, and help hospitals and clinics from being overwhelmed so they can continue to provide care to families, friends and neighbors who need it.

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