Nebraska Reports 901 New Virus Cases, 2 Deaths Over Weekend

Nebraska reported 901 new coronavirus cases and two new deaths linked to COVID-19 over the weekend. The state’s online virus tracker on Monday showed 44,063 in Nebraska have tested positive since the outbreak began, including 467 new cases on Sunday and 434 new cases on Saturday. A total of 470 deaths have been linked to the coronavirus in Nebraska.

The seven-day rolling average of daily new cases in Nebraska has risen over the past two weeks from 329 new cases per day on Sept. 13 to 399.86 new cases per day on Sunday, according to an Associated Press analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University’s COVID-19 tracking project.

The seven-day rolling average of the positivity rate in Nebraska has also risen from 9.65% on Sept. 13 to 12.86% on Sunday. Despite those increases, the state said 36% of the Nebraska’s hospital beds, 34% of intensive care beds and 80% of the state’s ventilators remain available. A total of 224 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 on Monday. For some people, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, the virus can cause severe illness or death. But for most people, it causes mild or moderate symptoms that clear up in two to three weeks.