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NE Covid Total Tops 44,000; IA Total Over 86,000


The number of COVID-19 cases in Nebraska is now more than 44-thousand.  Officials confirmed 467 new cases yesterday, bringing the statewide total to 44-thousand-63.  There have been 470 coronavirus-related deaths in Nebraska during the pandemic.

Iowa health officials say the state confirmed another 804 positive COVID-19 cases and four more deaths as of Sunday morning. Iowa currently has confirmed 1,315 COVID-19 deaths and 86,229 cases. The Iowa Department of Public Health said it is adding the results of nearly 27,000 antigen tests to the state’s coronavirus website this weekend. The tests were conducted at long-term care facilities in September. Of the nearly 27,000 antigen test results included in the update, about 300 are positive for the virus. The state on Sunday was reporting a 11.1% positivity rate in cases.

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