Three counties make up more than half of Nebraska’s 6,000 COVID-19 cases

As Nebraska passed the 6,000 case mark Monday, three counties stood out above the rest when it comes to people with COVID-19.
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As Nebraska passed the 6,000 case mark Monday, three counties stood out above the rest when it comes to people with COVID-19.

Hall, Douglas, and Dakota County’s surging cases totaled 3,163 as of Tuesday morning – just over 50% of the state total.

Hall County had the most with nearly 1,300 cases. Douglas County and Dakota County both topped 900. Dawson County and Lancaster County rounded out the top five, with 552 and 434 cases respectively.

Statewide, cases have increased 71% since April 23, with 2,636 cases coming in the past seven days. Nebraska has averaged 376 cases per day in the past week.

Currently, 28 of Nebraska’s 93 counties have not reported a single confirmed case of COVID-19.

Nearly 35,000 tests have been completed across the state.

State health officials say roughly half of the hospital beds in the state are available, with 46% of ICU beds currently unoccupied. Nearly 80% of Nebraska’s ventilators remain available for use.

As of Tuesday morning, 79 deaths had been reported across Nebraska.

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