Tuesday, 03 October 2023
Login |  Register 
MSC News National Headlines Sports Top Headlines CBS US News CBS Technology
Covid case counts climbing in Nebraska

(KLZA)-- COVID-19 cases in Nebraska are rising.

But rates remain relatively low compared with previous holiday seasons during the pandemic. At this time last year, Nebraska was posting three times as many weekly cases. Two years ago, before vaccinations were available, cases were running more than seven times higher, and hospitals were on the verge of being overwhelmed.

Last week, a daily average of 174 Nebraskans were hospitalized with COVID, up from 163 the previous week.

The state posted 2,012 new cases last week, up from 1,746 the previous week, according to data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The state- 15% case growth for the week was the seventh-highest in the nation, and its per-capita rate is the 12th-highest.

The CDC considers case levels low in Douglas, Sarpy and Lancaster Counties, with the highest levels in the state among a dozen counties, most of which are clustered in southwest and southeast Nebraska.

However, actual case counts are difficult to come by these days. Fewer people are getting tested, and most of those who are rely on at-home tests that generally aren’t reported to health departments.

Nebraska added 16 more COVID-19 deaths last week, bringing its toll for the pandemic to 4,622. The state has had about 540,000 positive tests.

© Many Signals Communications
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.

Horton woman arrested on drug, child endangerment charges
Thursday wreck injures one; officer crashes while responding
Weekend wreck leads to Brown Co charges for one
Horton man charged in July 4th Brown Co wreck
Horton City Commission selects new Chief of Police
Wednesday wrecks injure two in Atchison Co
Train cars derail, grain spills, in Atchison Co Monday
Attack on guard earns inmate extra prison
Horton Police Chief search continues
Locally Atchison earns honor; receives trolley grant
Area banker to receive national banking award
Prison sentence handed down in 2019 LV murder
City Commission sets hearing on 13 unsafe properties
Commission hears request from Redhawk Trap Club
LV pistol whip robbery earns prison
Table Rock, Neb man injured in MO wreck
More Nebraskan's uncertain about future
SCC Board does not increase property tax levy
Land gift to Peru State College approved
Candidate meet and greet set for Tuesday in Atchison

Click Here For All Stories

Sunday motorcycle crash injures one in Atchison Co
Proposed settlement agreement filed in Evergy rate case
Emergency alert test set Wednesday
Richardson County continues to explore dispatch possibilities
KS reveals latest tax collection totals
LV pistol whip robbery earns prison
Emergency radio upgrade set for Jefferson Co
Candidate meet and greet set for Tuesday in Atchison
Train cars derail, grain spills, in Atchison Co Monday
Area banker to receive national banking award
Click Here For All Stories

©2023 MSC News
Hiawatha, Ks 66434
EEO Public Report
Powered by Radio Media Group