Nov 09, 2021 5:16 PM

Nebraska reports more COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations

Posted Nov 09, 2021 5:16 PM

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska recorded a second straight week of increased COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continued to creep up.

That prompted the state to resume daily updates on the virus instead of providing only weekly numbers.

The state reported 5,104 new virus cases last week to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

That was up from 4,177 cases during the previous week. Before that, cases had been flat or slightly falling for several weeks.

An average of 400 Nebraskans were hospitalized with COVID-19 during the past week, which was up from 386 the previous week.

That number of COVID patients, combined with regular patients, continues to strain the state’s hospitals.