State Covid Total Exceeds 20,000; Testing Centers In Flux
There are now more than 20-thousand COVID-19 cases in Nebraska. As of yesterday, there had been 20-thousand-46 cases and 283 deaths reported statewide during the pandemic. Douglas County leads the state with 75-hundred coronavirus cases. The Douglas County Health Department and the University of Nebraska Medical Center closed the COVID-19 testing site at 50th and G streets on July 4th due to a shortage of lab supplies. Officials say the manufacturer is sending supplies to states where COVID-19 cases are surging. A new Test Iowa site is opening in Council Bluffs this week. The testing site at All Care Health Center is the second test center to open in the county. An infectious disease coordinator at the center said people were lined up before 7 a.m. to be tested. People interested in a coronavirus test must first go to Test-Iowa-dot-com and receive a Q-R-code.