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Area health departments report new COVID-19 deaths and more positive cases

Two Rivers Public Health Department and South Heartland District Health Department report more...
Two Rivers Public Health Department and South Heartland District Health Department report more COVID-19 deaths and additional cases in their district.(MGN)
Published: Nov. 24, 2020 at 10:37 AM CST
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KEARNEY, HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - On Monday, the Two Rivers Public Health Department in Kearney reported 13 additional deaths in the district related to COVID-19.

The individuals were a female in her 60s, a male in his 80s, 2 females in their 90s and 2 males in their 90s from Buffalo County. In Dawson County, the individuals were a female in her 70s, a male in his 70s, 2 females in their 80s and a male in his 80s. Additionally, Phelps County individuals were a male in his 70s and a male in his 90s.

“These deaths were not reported earlier as we were waiting on the official notices that confirmed that the deaths were in fact, related to COVID-19,” the districts press release said.

On Tuesday 93 new cases of COVID-19 were reported by Two Rivers Public Health Department in the seven-county region it serves for Monday, November 23.

New confirmed cases for Monday include: 59 in Buffalo, 19 in Dawson, 1 in Franklin, 2 in Harlan, 5 in Kearney, and 7 in Phelps.

On Monday, the South Heartland District Health Department reported additional deaths in their district as well.

The SHDHD reported two more COVID-19-related deaths of previously reported cases, bringing the health district total to thirty deaths.

SHDHD said they do not report deaths until the department receives notification regarding cause of death on the death certificate.

SHDHD Executive Director Michele Bever reported that the deaths were an Adams County man in his 80s who was hospitalized and had underlying health conditions and an Adams County woman in her 70s with underlying health conditions.

The new confirmed cases for the four-day period include: 116 in Adams, 29 in Clay, 15 in Nuckolls and 14 in Webster. By county, the new cumulative totals are: 1,741 cases in Adams, 398 cases in Clay, 249 cases in Nuckolls, and 193 cases in Webster.

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