Coronavirus in Nebraska: 214 Cases, 5 Deaths

The current COVID-19 outbreak has had devastating effects on many countries worldwide. There are more than 950,000 confirmed cases and over 48,000 deaths so far.

The disease is currently present in all US states, including Nebraska.

214 Cases, 5 Deaths

According to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, 214 people have tested positive for COVID-19 so far, with 5 associated deaths.

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There have been more than 216,000 cases of the disease in the US, with over 5,000 deaths. The most affected state is New York, while South Dakota is the least affected state.

How To Protect Yourself From COVID-19

Here are some tips to stay safe during the outbreak

  • Avoid large gatherings and avoid close contact with anyone who’s ill
  • Wash your hands often for 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
  • Ensure you follow the guidelines released by your city’s officials
  • Disinfect commonly touched surfaces like doorknobs and light switches with a household disinfectant

How Does It Spread?

It is mainly spread by respiratory droplets from a person with symptomatic infection. These droplets are released into the immediate environment when an infected person sneezes or coughs.

If people nearby inhale these droplets or touch virus-contaminated surfaces and touch their eyes, nose or mouth, they could get infected.

The incubation period of the virus is 1-14 days but commonly around 5 days. The incubation period is the time it takes for a person to get ill after being infected by the virus.

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