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Weekend Covid-19 Spike Puts State Total Over 5600 As Businesses Prepare To Reopen

May 4, 2020

The number of COVID-19 cases is increasing in Nebraska.  As of last night, there were 56-hundred-59 cases and 78 deaths reported statewide.  Hall County leads the state with 12-hundred-56 coronavirus cases, Dakota County has seen 918 cases and Douglas County has reported 878 cases. Meanwhile, the state is starting to reopen as the economy tries to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.  Starting today, restaurants can resume limited dine-in service to 50-percent of their capacity in nearly 60 counties around the state.  In addition, nail and beauty salons, massage therapists and tattoo parlors are being allowed to reopen with restrictions of 10 people at a time.  Day cares are also being allowed to expand their capacity from 10 children per room to 15.