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Oct. 12: Nebraska reports 457 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths

(KTIV) -- Nebraska health officials reported 457 new cases of COVID-19 in the state on Monday, bringing the state's total number of cases since the pandemic began up to 52,839.

There were three new virus-related deaths reported, bringing Nebraska's death toll to 522.

Nebraska's COVID-19 dashboard indicates 299 residents are currently hospitalized, with a total of 2,543 residents who have been hospitalized due to the virus.

State health officials say Nebraska's total recoveries rose from 36,446 to 36,734 in the last 24 hours.

So far, 515,805 Nebraskans have been tested for the virus and officials say 462,654 of them have come back negative.

Cedar County

The Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department has reported seven more COVID-19 cases, bringing the county's total to cases to 146.

To date, Cedar County has had no virus-related deaths.

Dakota County

Local health officials confirmed 54 more COVID-19 cases in Dakota County. According to the Dakota County Health Department, this brings the county's total up to 2,421.

No new virus-related deaths have been reported in Dakota County. To date, the county has had 44 virus-related deaths.

Dixon County

Dixon County has reported five new positive cases for a total of 149.

To date, Dixon County has had two virus-related deaths.

Thurston County

Local health officials have reported three more cases in Thurston County. This brings the county's total positive cases up to 339.

A total of four virus-related deaths have been reported in the county.

Wayne County

Wayne County has had 27 more COVID-19 cases reported for a total of 284.

No virus-related deaths have been reported in the county.

The Elkhorn Logan Valley Health Department did not release updated numbers for Cuming, Madison and Stanton Counties as of 7 p.m. Monday.

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