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Nebraska Medicine Eases Visitor Restrictions As State Covid Total Exceeds 33,000

Aug 28, 2020

Credit Omaha World Herald

State health officials reported 374 new cases of COVID-19 in Nebraska yesterday. There are now 33,101 confirmed cases of the virus in the state, and 391 deaths. The Department of Health and Human Services says 32 percent of hospital beds and 84 percent of ventilators are available. A COVID-19 cluster was recently identified at another University of Nebraska sorority. Officials say four members of Delta Delta Delta have tested positive for the virus, along with one other self-reported case. The university says those living in the house are being isolated. Meanwhile, Nebraska Medicine is easing COVID-19 visitor restrictions.  The medical center says it will allow one visitor per patient.  They say visitors have to be authorized in their system before they arrive.  Visitors also have to be screened, must wear face masks, and have to stay in the patient's room.