State health officials reported five additional deaths from COVID-19 in Nebraska yesterday. There are now 143 deaths from the virus in the state, and 11-thousand-425 confirmed cases. The Department of Health and Human Services says 43-percent of hospital beds and 77-percent of ventilators are available. A sixth resident at the Life Care Center in Elkhorn is dead from COVID-19. The nursing home says 57 residents have been diagnosed with the virus out of 79 who have been tested. Officials say 27 employees at the center have also tested positive for the virus, including two who have recovered.
Nebraska Covid Total Approaches 11,500; 57% Of Hospital Beds Filled
By 24/7 News Source • May 22, 2020