KEARNEY – Seven more people in this region have died of COVID-19, according to the Two Rivers Public Health Department.
Three are from Buffalo County: a man in his 70s, a man in his 80s and a woman in her 80s. Three more are from Dawson County: two men in their 80s and a man in his 90s. A Phelps County man in his 70s also died from COVID-19.
The death count in the seven-county Two Rivers area is now 53, with 12 deaths in the past week.
Two Rivers reported 95 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday. New cases included 51 in Buffalo County, 18 in Dawson County, 12 in Kearney County, seven in Phelps County, four in Gosper County, two in Harlan County and one in Franklin County.
As of Thursday morning, Kearney Regional Medical Center had 17 COVID-19 patients, including three on ventilators. CHI Health Good Samaritan had 44 COVID-19 patients.
Since March 20, Two Rivers has had 5,955 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those, 3,315 no longer show symptoms. The status of the other 2,640 patients cannot be confirmed, Two Rivers said
Total case numbers are:
- Buffalo County: 3,019
- Dawson County: 1,745
- Franklin County: 146
- Gosper County: 96
- Harlan County: 110
- Kearney County: 376
- Phelps County: 463
Free COVID-19 tests can be arranged at TestNebraska.com.
People who have tested for the virus and are awaiting results should stay home until results are received.
Statewide, Nebraska has had 106,617 cases of COVID-19 since March 20, with 2,812 cases Wednesday, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Nebraska’s death toll is 826, with 10 deaths Wednesday. The state currently has 961 people hospitalized with COVID-19.
For local information, including case details for each county in the Two Rivers region, visit trphd.org or call 888-669-7154. Follow TRPHD on Facebook and Twitter @2RPHD.
For statewide information, visit dhhs.ne.gov or call 402-552-6645 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.
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