Health officials announce 149 more cases of COVID-19 in Nebraska, along with four more deaths

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KCAU) – The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has announced 149 more cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 1,287.

Madison County is reporting one new case of the virus, bringing the county’s total to eight.

Dakota County confirmed nine more cases of COVID-19, raising the total for the county to 34.

The Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department reported that Furnas County has its first case of COVID-19 of a man in his 20s.

Health officials also confirmed four more deaths in the state, raising the total to 28.

The Central District Health Department announced that three of the new deaths in Nebraska are in Hall and Hamilton counties.

They are a man in his 70s that died at a hospital in Hall County; a man in his 80s who died at a long-term care center in Hall County, and a third case that died in Hamilton County.

Health officials mention that the fourth new death happened in the state and further information will be forthcoming.

DHHS said that 14,652 were tested for the virus and 13,288 of them came back negative.

Health officials are not releasing the number of people that have recovered from the virus.

Here’s the full list of counties in Nebraska that are in the Siouxland area:

  • Dakota: 34
  • Madison: 8
  • Cuming: 2
  • Knox: 2
  • Antelope: 1
  • Burt: 1
  • Pierce: 1
  • Stanton: 1
  • Wayne: 1

The state’s health department map is only showing that Dakota County has 28 cases instead of 34.

The CDC said that most COVID-19 illnesses are mild, but about 16% of cases are serious. Older people or those with underlying health conditions are most at risk of developing a serious illness.

Symptoms for the virus include fever, cough and shortness of breath. They occur 2-14 days after exposure. Anyone that develops the symptoms and has been in contact with someone who has the virus or has recently traveled from where the virus is widespread is asked to see a doctor.

To help prevent the spread, people are asked to do the following:

  • Wash their hands often
  • Avoid close contact
  • Stay home if sick
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Clean and disinfect
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

Below are various health organizations with information on COVID-19.

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