An average of 483 Nebraska hospital beds were occupied by COVID-19 patients last week, up from 460 the previous week. On Sunday, 528 people were hospitalized with the coronavirus, the highest figure since early January.
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The state recorded 6,137 new coronavirus cases in the week ending Friday, up from 5,202 the previous week, part of a surge in Northern states as cooler weather sends people indoors.
Some 56.5% of all Nebraskans now are fully vaccinated, up from 56.2% a week ago. However, that’s still below the 58.4% national rate and ranks 24th among states.
The dashboard will include the same data on COVID-19 as was included before the latest scaling back, the governor said, plus data related to flu and RSV in the state.
Nebraska's coronavirus cases and hospitalizations were up again last week, indicating that the delta surge that began over the summer has not yet lost its sting.
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