Nebraska plans to stop reporting coronavirus statistics

Nebraska plans to stop reporting coronavirus numbers online after Wednesday.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska plans to stop reporting coronavirus numbers online after Wednesday.

The state Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday that it plans to retire the online dashboard that it has used to report statistics on the coronavirus pandemic for more than a year. The current state virus emergency is also set to expire on Wednesday, and along with that Nebraska is eliminating the last few social distancing guidelines that remained in place.

State officials said data on the pandemic will still be available through public records requests, and they said statistics on the spread of the coronavirus are available from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

As of its final update Wednesday, the state had reported 224,488 virus cases and 2,261 deaths linked to COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

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