Oct 14, 2020 4:53 PM

Nebraska virus hospitalizations sets records as cases grow

Posted Oct 14, 2020 4:53 PM

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska set another new record for COVID-19 hospitalizations Wednesday with 315 people being treated for the virus in hospitals across the state.

That number exceeds the record set last weekend and remains well above the spring peak of 232 set on May 27.

An Associated Press analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University shows the state continues to have the seventh-highest rate of new coronavirus cases in the nation.

The state reported 704 new virus cases and five new deaths Tuesday to give Nebraska 53,543 cases and 527 deaths since the pandemic began.