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New Restrictions Take Affect As NE Covid Total Tops 60,000


Nebraska has started imposing new coronavirus restrictions after a second straight day of record hospitalizations for the virus in the state. Nebraska also reported 11 new deaths from the coronavirus on Tuesday. The state said 565 deaths have now been linked to the virus. Data from Johns Hopkins University showed the rate of new virus cases in Nebraska continued to rank fifth-highest in the nation Tuesday. The negative trend in virus cases prompted Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts to announce several new restrictions last week that took effect Wednesday. Hospitals will now have to keep 10% of their beds free for coronavirus patients. State officials reported 899 new cases yesterday, bringing the total in Nebraska to 60-thousand-308.

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