May 20, 2020 3:03 PM

7 more deaths, 221 new virus cases reported in Nebraska

Posted May 20, 2020 3:03 PM

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Seven more people have died from the coronavirus in Nebraska and the state has confirmed 221 more cases.

The new numbers from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services bring the total number of deaths to 132 and known cases 10,846.

More than 72,300 people have been tested in Nebraska.

The number of new patients has been trending downward since a peak of 677 new cases on May 7, but public health officials say it’s important to continue taking precautions such as social distancing.

The state’s hospitals report that 44% of their beds, 38% of their intensive care unit beds and 78% of their ventilators are available for use if needed.

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