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Aug. 14: Nebraska COVID-19 cases near 30,000

(KTIV) - Friday night Nebraska health officials announced 328 new cases of COVID-19 in the state. This brings the state total to 29,988.

Officials with the Department of Health and Human Services also reported that the state's total virus-related deaths rose to 361.

As of Aug. 14, 145 residents in the state are hospitalized with the virus, a decrease in two since Aug. 13. Thus far, 1,880 Nebraskans have had to be hospitalized due to the virus.

Over the last 24 hours Nebraska's total recoveries have risen from 21,463 to 22,004.

Of the 317,977 people who have tested for the virus, 287,695 of those tests have come back negative.

Burt County

Burt County received the results of 11 new tests and has confirmed 5 new COVID-19 cases. This brings Burt County's total positive cases to 52.

Of those cases, 743 of them have recovered and no virus-related deaths have been reported in the county.

Thus far, 795 people have been tested in Burt County.

Cuming County

After receiving the results of seven new tests, health officials have confirmed two new COVID-19 cases in Cuming County, bringing the county's total up to 70.

So far 38 of those cases have recovered and no deaths have been reported.

Thus far, 1,039 people have been tested in Cuming County.

Dakota County

In Dakota County, where South Sioux City is located, health officials reported 4 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the county's total confirmed cases to 1,914.

As of Aug. 14, the Dakota County Health Department has reported 6,976 negative tests results in the county.

Madison County

After receiving the results of 67 new tests, 6 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Madison County, where Norfolk is located.

Health officials say 511 of those cases have recovered and six virus-related deaths have been reported.

Thus far, 5,583 people have been tested in Madison County.

Stanton County

Health officials have confirmed no new COVID-19 cases in Stanton County. Only the results of two tests were reported on Aug. 14.

Stanton County has had 38 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began and 27 of them have recovered. No virus-related deaths have been reported in the county.

Thus far, 341 people have been tested in Stanton County.

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