Apr 06, 2020 2:03 AM

Nebraska extends order limiting gatherings as deaths rise

Posted Apr 06, 2020 2:03 AM

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts has expanded to all 93 Nebraska counties an enforceable order that limits gatherings to fewer than 10 and closes many non-essential businesses and services.

The expanded order Friday night was followed Saturday by news that a Nebraska State Penitentiary staff member had tested positive for COVID-19 — the first confirmed case within the state's prison system.

The Douglas County Health Department also confirmed two additional deaths Saturday from the virus — a man in his 80s who was a resident of the Douglas County Health Center, a long-term care facility, and a woman older than 70.

Both had multiple underlying medical conditions.

That brought Nebraska’s total COVID-19 deaths to eight.

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DHHS map allows residents to view latest COVID-19 numbers by county

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has made available an online map that allows residents to track the number of COVID-19 cases in Nebraska by county.

The map is free to use and updated multiple times each day.

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