Nebraska Covid Total Exceeds Ten Thousand; Testing Facility Reaches Capacity

May 18, 2020

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The number of COVID-19 cases is on the rise in Nebraska.  Officials reported 10-thousand-348 cases and 123 deaths statewide as of last night.  Douglas County has seen the most cases in the state with more than 23-hundred.  Hall and Dakota counties have each reported more than 14-hundred coronavirus cases. Nebraska residents are waiting in long lines to be tested for COVID-19.  Health officials say a site near 30th and L in Omaha reached capacity yesterday morning when 300 people were tested in one hour.  The testing site was operated by One World Community Health Center along with state and local leaders. Another Nebraska prison employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services said a Nebraska State Penitentiary employee has tested positive for coronavirus and is recovering at home. A total of 10 corrections employees and three state inmates have tested positive for the virus so far.