Nebraska rate of new virus cases remains seventh highest

Posted at 2:25 PM, Oct 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-13 15:25:33-04

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus and the rate of new cases remains high in Nebraska.

The state said Tuesday that 299 people were hospitalized with COVID-19. That’s just under the record of 305 people set last weekend but well above the spring peak of 232 set on May 27.

An Associated Press analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University shows the state continues to have the seventh-highest rate of new cases.

The seven-day rolling average of the positivity rate in Nebraska declined slightly over the past two weeks, going from 13.22% on Sept. 28 to 13.08% on Monday.

Download our apps today for all of our latest coverage

Get the latest news and weather delivered straight to your inbox

Coronavirus Resources and Information

Johns Hopkins global coronavirus tracker