(KTIV) -- It's the highest number of COVID-19 cases reported in a single day in Nebraska, since the pandemic began.
Nebraska health experts on Thursday report 2,124 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, bringing the total number of cases in Nebraska, so far, to 78,012.
Nebraska's COVID-19 dashboard indicates 720 people are currently hospitalized, with a total of 3,201 people who have been hospitalized since the start of the pandemic.
State health experts say Nebraska's total recoveries rose to 45,658 on Thursday.
So far, 614,362 Nebraskans have been tested for the virus and officials say 536,031 tests have come back negative.
Cedar County has had 1 additional COVID-19 cases, bringing its total to 255. The Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department says 136 of those cases have recovered.
No virus-related deaths have been reported in Cedar County.
The Dakota County Health Department has reported 21 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the county's total to 2,726.
Dakota County has had 49 virus-related deaths since the pandemic began.
The NNPHD says Dixon County has had seven more cases confirmed, bringing its total to 219.
State health officials say Dixon County has had two virus-related deaths.
The NNPHD says eight more cases have been reported in Thurston County. To date, the county has had 475 positive cases, with 324 reported as recovered.
Thurston County has had a total of four virus-related deaths.
The NNPHD says Wayne County has had 12 more positive cases, bringing the county's total to 483.
Wayne County has confirmed two virus-related deaths since the pandemic began.
The Elkhorn Valley Public Health Department did not give an update Thursday for Cuming, Madison and Stanton Counties.