On Saturday, April 18,  the Southwest Nebraska Public Health District reported the first COVID-19 case in Furnas County, a male in his 20s.

Central District Health Department announced three new deaths. A male in his 70s died at a hospital in Hall County; a male in his 80s died at a long-term care center in Hall County, and a third case died in Hamilton County - https://www.facebook.com/cdhd.ne.gov .

A fourth additional death occurred in Nebraska; further information will be forthcoming. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the state is 28, according to the DHHS data dashboard.

The April 17 case total, as of 5:45 pm Central Daylight Time, is 1,287. Nebraska's COVID-19 case totals are updated daily at http://dhhs.ne.gov/coronavirus. Local health departments are reporting cases and deaths in their jurisdictions. In the event of a discrepancy between DHHS dashboard data and cases and deaths reported by local public health officials, data reported by the local health department should be considered the most up to date.