KIOS-FM

400+ Covid Cases Confirmed In Single Day; State Total Approaches 30,000

Aug 14, 2020

State health officials announced 416 new cases of COVID-19 in Nebraska yesterday. There are now 29,660 confirmed cases of the virus in the state, and 360 deaths. The Department of Health and Human Services says 36 percent of hospital beds and 80 percent of ventilators are available. Officials at Lincoln Southwest High School announced a positive COVID-19 test in the community yesterday. An email sent to parents did not specify if a student or staff member tested positive, but the freshman football team was told to quarantine. Lincoln Public Schools said the patient was not in high-risk contact with any students or staff during the first day of school on Wednesday.