COVID-19 Cases Surge in Nebraska

On Monday, Scientists and physicians at UNMC Nebraska Medicine released a press statement in response to the sudden increase of COVID-19 in Nebraska.  The COVID-19 Case count is rising to our previous peak in May. Nebraska is relying on hospitals that are currently more than 85% full, a very different scenario than in May, when hospitals were about 50% full. The UNMC saying, “We are entering a dangerous period for our state in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

They recommend you do the following:

  • Wear a face covering in public
  • Avoid large gatherings and close contact indoors
  • Maintain at least six feet distance from others in public
  • Practice good hand hygiene
  • Stay home and call your doctor if you are ill
  • Quarantine at home if you have close contact with someone with COVID-19
  • Cooperate with public health in tracking exposures and illness

Governor Pete Ricketts is working on keeping the hospital beds to a minimum. KETV 7 in Omaha reached out to the governor’s spokesperson and he told them, “The Governor has been successfully working to protect hospital capacity. On a daily basis, Dr. Gary Anthone, the state’s Chief Medical Officer, stays in close contact with hospital systems across the state to ensure this goal is reached… Nebraska has been successfully managing through the pandemic without mandates or stay at home orders… The Governor remains confident in Nebraska’s ability to manage through the fall and beyond.”

 

Nebraska’s New Positive Cases by Day (Updated 10/06/2020)

 

Lancaster County New Positive Tests by Day (Updated 10/06/2020)

 

New reported deaths by day in Nebraska (Updated 10/06/2020)

 

Nebraska has about 25 deaths per 100,000 confirmed cases. For reference, New York City has about 284 deaths per 100,000 confirmed cases.

COVID-19 Deaths per 100,000 View Full-Screen Image   (Updated 10/06/2020)

 

What do you think about going to school, despite COVID-19 Cases rising? Let me know by commenting below ⬇️!

 


Sources
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/nebraska-coronavirus-cases.html
https://lincolnne.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/79eb4e7acdce4c9aa368c39604abe0cd
https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/index.html#cases_casesinlast7days
https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/ece0db09da4d4ca68252c3967aa1e9dd