The number of COVID-19 cases in Nebraska is now more than 41-thousand. Officials confirmed 286 cases yesterday bringing the statewide total to 41-thousand-83. There have been 442 coronavirus-related deaths in Nebraska during the pandemic. More than 40% of the deaths linked to the coronavirus in Nebraska have been at nursing homes. The Omaha World-Herald reports that a federal database shows that 31 nursing homes in the state have reported deaths linked to the coronavirus. State officials have refused to name individual nursing homes with COVID-19 outbreaks to protect residents’ privacy. The federal data revealed that nine nursing homes in the state had 10 or more residents die with coronavirus, accounting for 116 deaths.
Weekend Surge Puts NE Covid Total Over 41,000; Nursing Homes Hardest Hit
By 24/7 News Source • Sep 21, 2020