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Douglas County reports 125 more coronavirus cases

Douglas County reports 125 more coronavirus cases

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The Douglas County health director stressed the importance of masks as the county again reported more than 100 new coronavirus cases Saturday.

The Douglas County Health Department reported 125 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, but no additional deaths. The department said 66 COVID-19 patients were being treated in hospitals in the county, with 16 of them on ventilators.

“Please help the community and wear a mask when you’re in settings where you cannot keep 6 feet social distance, especially indoors,” Health Director Adi Pour said in a press release. “Every teacher, every student and every parent will thank you since this may mean everyone can go safely back to school.”

The drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at 50th and G Streets is scheduled to be open Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon. The Health Department said on-site registration is offered, but advance registration at is.gd/sohatest is preferred.

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Chris Burbach covers the Douglas County Board, Planning Board and other local government bodies, as well as local neighborhood issues. Follow him on Twitter @chrisburbach. Phone: 402-444-1057.

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