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Aug. 5: Nebraska COVID-19 cases rise to 27,489, officials report 8 more deaths

LINCOLN, Neb. (KTIV) -- The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services reported 311 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

As of Aug. 5, there have been 27,489 total cases in the state of Nebraska. Health officials reported 8 new virus-related deaths, bringing the state's death toll to 335.

There have been 290,477 total tests administered, with 262,692 coming back negative.

There are currently 148 active hospitalizations with 19,885 people reported as recovered.

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