Ten additional COVID-19 related deaths reported in Central District

This brings the total number of deaths to 35 in the district.
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(Press Release from Central District Health Department)

The Central District Health Department (CDHD) sadly reports a total of 10 new Covid-19 related deaths in the district, bringing the total number of deaths to 35, with a total of 28 in Hall County, 7 in Hamilton and none in Merrick County.

CDHD additionally reports a total of 1,035 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 2:00 p.m. Wednesday. The total breakdown by county is Hall: 972, Hamilton: 49, and Merrick: 9.

The Central District Health Department wants to remind residents that the availability of testing is now increasing. The Nebraska National Guard will again be testing for COVID-19 Thursday and Saturday this week 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The roll out of TestNebraska in Grand Island is anticipated early next week. This will greatly increase the number of COVID-19 tests.More testing means more positives, but more importantly it means that more persons will be identified who are contagious and will then be quarantined.

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