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Omaha-area hospitals report uptick in coronavirus patients

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Pete Ricketts
Posted at 2:01 PM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 19:28:16-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Omaha-area hospitals are reporting another uptick in coronavirus patients, but local health officials are still managing the caseloads without any issues.

Nebraska Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Gary Anthone, says Douglas County’s hospitals are treating 135 patients, up from 122 last week. But Anthone says the increase hasn’t had much of an impact on the available bed space or ventilators within the hospitals.

Among the coronavirus patients is Nebraska state Sen. Mike Moser, of Columbus, who is receiving care at Nebraska Medical Center.

Gov. Pete Ricketts says he's praying for Moser's recovery.

3 News Now Reporter Jon Kipper provided live updates from Tuesday's press conference with Ricketts:

You can watch the briefing below:

You can also find the stream here.

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