Nebraska sees nearly 600 virus cases in two days

Nebraska recorded its highest number of confirmed COVID-19 in a single day since late May. 
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Nebraska recorded its highest number of confirmed COVID-19 in a single day since late May.

State data released Wednesday shows 318 cases were confirmed Tuesday, the highest total in one day since 393 were reported on May 29.

The most cases ever reported in one day is 677 on May 7, according to state data.

Another 262 cases were reported Wednesday.

The recent surge in cases has pushed the state total to just under 22,000 as of Thursday morning. Of those, 16,324 are listed as recovered.

The state is also reporting 291 deaths associated with the virus.

Douglas County overwhelmingly leads the way as far as the most confirmed cases with 8,357. Lancaster County follows at 2,266. No other county has recorded more than 2,000 cases.

In the past two weeks, Lancaster County has reported 514 new cases – about 22% of its total. That’s roughly double Sarpy County, which reported 262 new cases in that time span, and half of Douglas County’s 1,192 cases. No other county reported more than 64 cases in the past two weeks.

The recent influx of cases has taken a toll on hospitals, with 38% of state hospital beds and 38% of ICU beds still available. Ventilators remain abundant, with 81% of them available.

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