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A 114-year-old Nebraska woman who has taken the title of America’s oldest living person says what she wants most is to eat with her friend after a year of pandemic restrictions. The Omaha World-Herald reports that Thelma Sutcliffe, of Omaha, was born on Oct. 1, 1906. The Gerontology Research Group said she became the nation’s oldest living person and seventh-oldest in the world on April 17 when Hester Ford, a 115-year-old woman, died in North Carolina.

Hundreds of new COVID-19 cases are reported in Nebraska.  Health officials confirmed 397 new cases yesterday, bringing the statewide total to 41-thousand-785.  There have been 461 COVID-19 related deaths in Nebraska during the pandemic. Officials in the Omaha bedroom community of Blair are reporting a coronavirus outbreak at a nursing home, with at least 24 residents and eight staff members infected. The Three Rivers Public Health Department reported the outbreak at Crowell Memorial Home in Blair. The facility is licensed for 108 assisted living and skilled nursing beds.

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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.