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Coronavirus cases in Nebraska up 92 to a total of 16,725

Coronavirus cases in Nebraska up 92 to a total of 16,725


Confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose by 92 on Sunday in Nebraska, to a total of 16,725.

No new deaths were reported. Deaths in the state total 216, according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

Douglas County on Sunday reported 65 new cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

That brings the total number of known cases in Douglas County to 5,780. Of those, 119 are hospitalized, and 31 are on ventilators.

County health officials say 1,818 residents have recovered from the disease.

According to the county’s most recent hospital survey, 72% of hospital beds were occupied. No new deaths were reported Sunday in the county. Deaths in Douglas County total 58.

Douglas County reports that the percentage of people testing positive last week was 10.6%, down from a high of 23.4% in early May. Similar statewide figures are not readily available from HHS.

Total cases in the Lincoln-Lancaster County area stood at 1,472 on Sunday, after eight more positive results were returned. The number of deaths in the county remained at 10.

Omaha World-Herald: Afternoon Update

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