Number of deaths in Nebraska jumps 13 in one day

Number of deaths in Nebraska jumps 13 in one day

Coronavirus Outbreak

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. 

The number of deaths from COVID-19 in the state jumped to 68 Wednesday evening, with at least 10 more from a central Nebraska health department. 

The state reported that Hall County reported eight deaths, Hamilton County two, and Adams, Custer and Douglas counties one apiece. 

The Central District Health Department, which serves Hall, Hamilton and Merrick counties, reported a total of 28 deaths in Hall and seven in Hamilton. That total of 35 was 10 more than it reported Tuesday.

Hall County, including hard-hit Grand Island, has the most confirmed cases in the state, 972, and the most deaths.

The 10 deaths in Hamilton County are from only 51 reported cases in the Aurora area, where a previously reported death involved a resident of a care center.

No specific information was provided on the latest deaths in central Nebraska.

Douglas County confirmed its 16th coronavirus-related death, a man over 80 years old with underlying health conditions.

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services reported 55 deaths in the state as of Tuesday night.

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