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Ricketts Warns Nebraskans That More Effort Is Needed To Halt Covid-19 Spread


Gov. Pete Ricketts is issuing a stern warning to try to pressure Nebraskans into taking steps to keep the coronavirus from spreading, but reiterating that he won't impose a stay-at-home order as at least 31 other states have done. His comments came as the number of confirmed Nebraska cases rose to 215 as of this morning, with five people dead. New cases have continued to surface daily, with 33 confirmed Wednesday afternoon, up from 25 the previous day and 17 on Monday. Ricketts says it appears that statewide social distancing rules are successfully preventing even larger increases, but residents must do more to avoid overloading the state's hospitals.

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