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Nebraska Covid Total Exceeds 15,000; Testing Age Group Expands

Jun 8, 2020

The number of COVID-19 cases in Nebraska is growing.  As of yesterday, there had been 15-thousand-634 cases and 188 deaths reported across the state since the start of the pandemic.  More than five-thousand coronavirus cases have been reported in Douglas County. The Catholic Archdiocese of Omaha says the priests at St. Margaret Mary Church are quarantined, but are showing no symptoms after Father Toby Letak tested positive for the virus on Friday.  Archdiocese officials are asking anyone who was within six feet of Letak for longer than 10 minutes to self-quarantine for 14 days as a precaution. COVID-19 testing continues to expand in Nebraska. TestNebraska says anyone can be tested for the virus now in all counties except for Douglas, Lancaster and Sarpy. In those three counties, only people between the ages of 15 and 35 can be tested for the virus without being part of a priority group. The Department of Health and Human Services says testing is expanded to that age group following the recent George Floyd protests that are drawing large crowds.