Nebraska recorded 27,987 new cases for the week ending Thursday, which nearly doubled both the previous week’s figure and the highest weekly tally seen during the state’s fall 2020 surge.
Pulse writers offer thoughts on Omaha's recently imposed mask mandate.
While the omicron variant is causing more mild breakthrough infections among vaccinated Nebraskans, health officials stressed the continuing power of vaccines to keep people out of the hospital.
There are 145,982 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the U.S. — about twice as many than two weeks ago and more than the previous high in January 2021.
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — The number of people being treated for COVID-19 across Missouri continues to set records as virus cases surge across the state and strain hospital capacity.
Nebraska doctors are warning that treatments effective against the COVID omicron variant are in such short supply that not all who qualify for them are getting them.
More ICUs are running out of space and more children are getting hospitalized as the Omicron variant asserts its dominance of Covid-19 cases.
The new year is starting with a massive influx of Covid-19 that's different from any other during this pandemic, doctors say.
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Revelers will still ring in the new year in New York's Times Square next week, there just won't be as many of them as usual under new restrictions announced Thursday as the city grapples with a spike in COVID-19 cases.
THURSDAY, Dec. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- In some heartening news for the holidays, three new studies that combed through early data on the new Omicron variant suggest it does not cause severe disease as often as the Delta variant does.
U.S. health regulators authorized the first pill against COVID-19, a Pfizer drug that Americans will be able to take at home to head off the worst effects of the virus.
Nebraska saw its COVID-related cases and hospitalizations decrease last week, providing a bit of a break in what had been a long upward trend.
The most serious warning came from Dr. James Lawler of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, who said the state is facing its most dangerous scenario since the coronavirus arrived.
Nebraska's COVID cases, hospitalizations and deaths all hit their highest point in nearly a year last week with the delta surge showing no signs of abating.
How has the omicron variant impacted case counts? What percentage of the population has been vaccinated? How many hospital beds are available? Find out with these charts and maps, updated weekly.
Nebraska continued to rank among the nation's hot spots for COVID-19 last week, with cases and hospitalizations both rising again.
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Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Director Pat Lopez said the mask mandate is unlikely to be extended again unless conditions drastically decline.
Public health directors in the state on Monday urged residents to get vaccinated against COVID — and if vaccinated, boosted — to help combat the region's ongoing delta variant surge.
UNMC and Nebraska Medicine researchers are seeking patients for a clinical trial testing if a drug can prevent COVID in adults who live with someone with COVID.
Nebraska's per capita rate of new cases now is almost double the U.S. rate and 14th-highest in the country.
Nebraska had the nation's fifth-highest percentage increase in COVID cases last week, part of a surge of infections occurring in the upper Great Plains.