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Nebraska DHHS provides weekly COVID-19 case update Wednesday night

Syracuse Journal-Democrat

The latest statewide total of COVID-19 cases is 197,746 as of Feb. 16. There have been 32 COVID-19-related deaths in Nebraska reported in the last seven days, for a total of 2,018. To date, a total of 142,335 Nebraskans testing positive for COVID-19 have recovered.

COVID-19 hospitalizations continued to decline in the last week, with Nebraska hospitals caring for an average of 200 COVID-19 patients a day over the last seven days. Averages in prior weeks were 265, 322, and 402 COVID-19 patients.

The daily average of new positive cases in the last week currently stands at 231, compared to 367 daily cases last week, and 548 and 567 cases a day in recent weeks. Averages for positive cases are now based on test dates instead of lab reporting date, which provides a more precise view of COVID-19 cases. Data from previous days is updated as lab results are received.

For additional COVID-19 update information, visit https://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/DHHS-COVID-19-Weekly-Update-02172021.aspx.