LINCOLN, Neb. (KCAU) – Governor Pete Ricketts said during his daily press conference Friday that Nebraska now has the capacity to test 1,000 people a day for COVID-19.
Ricketts said the increased testing capacity will come with an increase in people testing positive for the virus but that is to be expected. He said the testing will serve to provide improved data on the spread of the virus.
New cases were reported by the following local health departments.
- Douglas County Health Department
- South Heartland District Health Department
- Two Rivers Public Health Department
- Sarpy/Cass Health Department
- Central District Health Department
Ricketts said Nebraska is currently not tracking the amount of people who have recovered from the virus. The governor also said nine Nebraskan’s are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19.
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