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Oct. 15: Nebraska reports 961 new COVID-19 cases, 5 additional deaths

(KTIV) -- Nebraska health officials reported 961 new cases of COVID-19 in the state on Thursday, bringing the state's total number of cases since the pandemic began up to 55,428.

There were five new virus-related deaths reported, bringing Nebraska's death toll to 535.

Nebraska's COVID-19 dashboard indicates 323 residents are currently hospitalized, with a total of 2,631 residents who have been hospitalized due to the virus.

State health officials say Nebraska's total recoveries rose from 37,122 to 37,653.

So far, 529,581 Nebraskans have been tested for the virus and officials say 473,838 of them have come back negative.

Cedar County

The Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department has reported three more COVID-19 cases, bringing the county's total to cases to 159.

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

Dakota County

Local health officials confirmed nine more COVID-19 cases in Dakota County. According to the Dakota County Health Department, this brings the county's total up to 2,447.

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 eight new positive cases, bringing their total to 160.

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

Thurston County

Local health officials have reported six more cases in Thurston County. This brings the county's total positive cases up to 349.

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

Wayne County

Wayne County has had 13 more COVID-19 cases reported for a total of 309.

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 8 p.m. Thursday.

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