Nov 11, 2021 1:30 PM

Hospitals fill up as COVID cases surge in Nebraska

Posted Nov 11, 2021 1:30 PM

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Hospitals are fuller than at any point in the pandemic in Omaha amid a surge in COVID-19 cases that has health officials raising alarms.

The Omaha World-Herald reports that Nebraska had the nation’s fifth-highest percentage increase in COVID cases last week, part of a surge of infections occurring in the upper Great Plains.

With local hospitals brimming, cases rising and flu season coming, Douglas County Health Director Lindsay Huse made an urgent appeal to people to get vaccinated, wear masks indoors, socially distance, and be aware and cautious in settings where there may be a lot of unvaccinated people.