COVID-19 death toll stands at 24

Staff Writer
Nebraska City News-Press

Three new COVID-19 related deaths were reported to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Thursday, April 16, bringing the state's COVID-19 death toll to 24, according to the agency's COVID-19 Dashboard.

Two deaths were reported in Gage County. Both were residents of an assisted living facility. The first resident was a female in her 80s. The second was a male in his 70s with multiple underlying health conditions.

Douglas County saw its eighth death, that of a man in his 70s with multiple underlying health conditions.

The East Central Public Health Department announced that an individual in Nance County has been diagnosed with the virus, marking that county's first case -

The April 16 state case total, as of 5:40 pm Central Daylight Time, is 1,066. DHHS launched a new data dashboard that updates the state's COVID-19 case totals daily. You can find it at 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.