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Nebraska Hospital Association says COVID-19 rates declining, but hospital capacity still limited

Posted at 2:02 PM, Mar 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-07 19:38:12-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Nebraska continues to see a steady decline in cases and hospitalizations. Statewide, there are now fewer than 200 people hospitalized with COVID.

The Nebraska Hospital Association says we're now at the lowest point for hospitalizations in the past seven months. However, the state's hospitals and health care workers are still facing challenges as a result of COVID-19 impacts.

"Since the first of January, we've been in a very limited capacity. As you know, we declared a crisis and lived under a directed health measure that denied us certain ability to access, not only in our hospitals, but in our clinics. We've now moved past that and we're accelerating as best as we can. Providing as much access as quickly as we can," said Cory Shaw, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Nebraska Medicine.

Speakers on the call include:

Cory Shaw
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Nebraska Medicine, Omaha

Dr. Cary Ward
Chief Medical Officer
CHI Health, Omaha

Dr. John Trapp
Chief Medical Officer
Bryan Health, Lincoln

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