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COVID-19 cases among NCDS employees reach 424

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Posted at 11:17 AM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-17 12:17:25-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NCDS) Director Scott R. Frakes announced 15 cases of COVID-19 among staff members for a total of 424 to date.

The infected staff members are employed at:

  • Tecumseh State Correctional Institution - 11
  • Omaha Correctional Center - 2
  • Diagnostic and Evaluation Center - 1
  • Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility 1

All the employees are self-isolating at home and notifications will be given to those who live and work in close-contact situations where they’re employed.

NCDS said 377 of the 424 who have been infected have recovered.

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