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Nebraska reports another 977 known coronavirus cases

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Posted at 11:42 AM, Oct 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-24 12:42:26-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska public health officials have confirmed another 977 coronavirus cases, bringing the state’s total to 61,285.

The number released late Thursday tracks with a recent surge in cases that led Gov. Pete Ricketts to reimpose some social-distancing restrictions to avoid overwhelming Nebraska’s hospitals.

State officials say 559,625 people in Nebraska have gotten tested since the pandemic began, and 498,023 have tested negative. They’ve confirmed 587 virus-related deaths so far.

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