LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) - Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts said Thursday there are plenty of hospital beds available across the state to take in COVID-19 patients.
He said 41 percent of hospital beds along with ICU beds are available. He adds that 77 percent of ventilators are available.
Next week, Test Nebraska will be in the following communities: Chadron, Alliance, Scottsbluff, Sidney, Burwell, Kearney, Norfolk, O’Neill, Valentine, Columbus, York, Lincoln, Falls City, Bellevue, and Omaha.
Watch Ricketts' Thursday briefing below:
3 News Now Anchor Jennifer Griswold provided live updates via Twitter:
Testing: working to test more— Jennifer Griswold (@griswoldkmtv) June 11, 2020
Tracing: identifying contacts
Lodging: providing for people who need to isolate
PPE: Ricketts: 90 day supply currently
At Risk: addressing safety of certain people like those in long term care facilities
Guidelines: state directed health measures
UNL and Green Plains have worked together to make 110,000 gallons of hand sanitizer. Raised tens of thousands of dollars.— Jennifer Griswold (@griswoldkmtv) June 11, 2020
More about program: https://t.co/hjYjJ5LhSU