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Third COVID-19 death reported in Nebraska

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Posted at 9:26 PM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 22:36:15-04

LINCOLN COUNTY, Neb. (KMTV) — The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced the state's third death related to COVID-19 Monday night.

The individual was a man in his 90's from Lincoln County with underlying health conditions.

“Our thoughts are with the family,” said Dr. Gary Anthone, Chief Medical Officer and Director of Public Health for DHHS. “We know certain people are at higher risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19 including older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes and lung disease.”

There are currently 155 cases of coronavirus in Nebraska, according to the DHHS.