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Nebraska virus hospitalizations jump to set another record

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Posted at 10:59 AM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 11:59:03-04

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Nebraska jumped to nearly 500 and set another new record as cases of the virus continued to surge in the state.

State health officials said 483 people were hospitalized with the virus Wednesday, up from the previous day’s record-tying 436, as 1,169 new cases of the virus were reported.

The state’s rate of new cases remained eighth-highest in the nation as the number of cases in Nebraska grew to 66,545 and 628 deaths were linked to the virus.

The seven-day rolling average of daily new cases in Nebraska reached 852.43 new cases per day on Wednesday.

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