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Infection Rate Drops In County

By Gordon HopkinsNebraska has begun to see a decline in new reported COVID-19 infections, including in southeast Nebraska. As of press time, Jefferson County has 34 new confirmed positive cases in the last two weeks, according to data from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).This is a change from previous months, which saw a continuing surge in cases. On January 14 of this year, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts issued a new Directed Health Measure (DHM), “The DHM suspends Class C, D, and E inpatient and outpatient surgeries (pre-scheduled, non-emergency medical surgeries) at The Nebraska Medical Center (NMC) in Omaha a...

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