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(CDHD Release) - Central District Health Department reports that as of today, May 5, 2020, the number of positive COVID-19 cases confirmed by laboratory is 1,350, and there are 39 deaths (2 new deaths).

There are 15 cases in Merrick County, 50 cases in Hamilton County and 1,285 in Hall County.

There are a total of 31 deaths from Hall County, 8 from Hamilton County, and 0 in Merrick County.


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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Officials with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department in central Nebraska say a woman has died in a weekend crash near North Platte. The department says in a Facebook post that the crash happened just before 4 p.m. Saturday, when a southbound pickup truck pulling a camper on U.S. Highway 83 left the road and rolled. Investigators say four people in the truck were injured and taken to a North Platte hospital. The driver, 64-year-old Susan Wong of Spokane, Washington, died from her injuries. The three others are expected to recover.

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska relaxed some of its social-distancing restrictions in the Omaha area and more than half of the state’s counties, but Gov. Pete Ricketts is imploring people who are still living in more heavily regulated areas to stay put. Ricketts is asking residents in hard-hit areas, such as Grand Island and Dakota City, not to venture out of their regions out of concern that they might spread the coronavirus. Unlike many other states, Ricketts has imposed public safety restrictions in Nebraska on a regional basis.

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Grand Island, NE - The Central District Health Department on Monday afternoon reported to KRGI News that there are now 1,320 total positive lab confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the three county area that the district serves. That's an additional 150 cases from last Friday May 1st to Monday, May 4th. The CDHD also has no additional deaths to report. The lives claimed due to Covid-19 complications remains at 37. Breakdown by county is as follows. Hall 1,247, Hamilton 50, Merrick 13. 



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KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — A 17-year-old boy who escaped from a Kearney juvenile center was recaptured but three other escapees remain at large. The Nebraska State Patrol says one juvenile was arrested early Monday after a pursuit near Grand Island. Patrol spokesman Cody Thomas says a trooper tried to stop a speeding car on Interstate 80 but the driver sped away. During the pursuit, the car reached speeds of more than 125 mph before another trooper successfully deployed spike strips. He and the others escaped from the he Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center in Kearney on Sunday night. 

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North Platte, Nebraska - The West Central District Health Department (WCDHD) has 8 new cases of COVID-19 from Lincoln County this weekend. This includes One is a lady in her 30’s who is hospitalized. Three females, one in in her 30’s and the other in her 20’s, and female in her teens who is home isolating. There were Four male's, two under the age of 18, and a male in his 50’s and a male in his 60's home isolating. All individuals are isolating at home. 

 

“All of these cases are still under investigation to determine how the virus was contracted,” said Shannon Vanderheiden of WCDHD.

To date, we have tested 762 individuals in Lincoln County for Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Of the tested 762, thirty-three have been positive.  Five are travel-related, six are community spread, sixteen are due to close contact, and the remaining six are under investigation. Sixteen of these cases have recovered, fourteen are self-isolating, one is in the hospital, and two people have passed away.  All thirty-three cases are within Lincoln County.  Stay informed of new cases by visiting our website at https://wcdhd.org/ (information will be updated daily at 5:45 PM).

 

Also Frontier and Keith County have reported their first cases this weekend.

 

Counties

Confirmed

Tested

Deaths

 

Travel

Community Spread

Close Contacts

Under Investigation

Lincoln

33

745

2

 

5

6

16

6

Logan

0

5

0

 

0

0

0

0

McPherson

0

2

0

 

0

0

0

0

Thomas

0

5

0

 

0

0

0

0

Hooker

0

5

0

 

0

0

0

0

Arthur

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

0

TOTAL

33

762

2

 

5

6

16

6

 

Social and physical distancing helps prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

This includes:

 

  • Stay home and practice social and physical distancing

Stay Home

Avoid gatherings, if you must gather, keep individuals to 10 or less

  • When out stay 6 foot away from others
  • Cough and/or sneeze into your elbow
  • Wash your hands with warm soapy water for at least 20 seconds
  • Do not touch your face
  • Wear a community mask - this will help mitigate the spread of the virus

 

Public health officials would like to remind you that if you have a fever of over 100.4 or symptoms of respiratory illness, please self-isolate and contact your healthcare provider for additional guidance.  If you are tested, have been in direct contact of a lab-confirmed case, or traveled outside of Nebraska in the last two weeks REGISTER with WCDHD athttps://consultinglhd.sjc1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a67PjRi6skYXMrP

 


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North Platte, Ne - Nebraskaland Days in North Platte has made the decision to postpone the 2020 State Celebration. David Fudge, the Executive Director in a Press Release said " We hope to produce the Buffalo Bill Rodeo and other events later this summer, and are working through rescheduling the concert series for 2021.

Those who have purchased tickets to this years events will have a couple of options including holding them for the rescheduled dates or receiving a full refund of the face value of the ticket. The refund period will be announced in the coming days as we finalize the process with our vendor. We will contact you directly through the email associated with the order.

We've held out as long as we thought we could in hopes that we'd be in a position to get the festival produced in in's normal time slot, but it's unrealistic at this point to think we'll be able to get it in.

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Central District Health Department reports that as of today, April 30, 2020, the number of positive COVID-19 cases confirmed by laboratory is 1,100. Two additional deaths have been reported by the CDHD now bring the total to 37. On Wednesday 10 deaths alone were reported. 7 in Hamilton County and the remaining three in Hall County. To date, there are 9 cases in Merrick County, 49 cases in Hamilton County and 1,042 in Hall County.

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APRIL 30, 2020 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  —A multi-agency effort, including the Nebraska State Patrol and Clay County Sheriff’s Office, arrested a Sutton man after an extensive investigation into allegations of human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

Linus Cloet, 58, of Sutton, was arrested in Clay County this morning on charges of sex trafficking of a minor, child abuse, three counts of pandering, and two counts of solicitation. Cloet was lodged in Clay County Jail.

Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation or other allegations is encouraged to call the Nebraska State Patrol Troop C office at 308-385-6000.

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APRIL 30, 2020 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Michigan man following a crash on Interstate 80 that injured a Keith County Sheriff’s Deputy.

At approximately 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, a trooper was providing traffic control for a semi-truck that was broken down on the inside shoulder of I-80 at mile marker 142 near Sutherland. A deputy from the Keith County Sheriff’s Department was positioned, with emergency lights activated, approximately ¼ mile east of the scene to alert drivers of the motorist assist taking place ahead.

The deputy’s vehicle was then struck from behind by a 2019 Nissan Sentra, occupied by three people. The deputy was inside the vehicle at the time of the collision and was injured in the crash. A person who claimed to be a passenger of the Nissan was also injured. Both were transported to the hospital in Ogallala with non-life-threatening injuries. The deputy was treated and released late Wednesday evening.

After investigation, troopers determined that the injured person from the Nissan had actually been the driver, and not a passenger in the vehicle. After being treated for minor injuries, the driver, Emmanuel Phifer, 24, of Mount Morris, Michigan, was arrested for false reporting, violation of the move over law, no operator’s license, and reckless driving. Phifer was lodged in Keith County Jail.

Westbound I-80 was closed for approximately 2.5 hours due to the crash.

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