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THU MAR 26 COVID-19 UPDATES: Nebraska counties confirm 13 more coronavirus cases

The Florida Department of Health issued the latest COVID-19 information Monday morning. (MGN)
The Florida Department of Health issued the latest COVID-19 information Monday morning. (MGN)(WJHG)
Published: Mar. 25, 2020 at 8:59 PM CDT
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Below is a review of Thursday's local, state, and national developments in the COVID-19 outbreak.

9:58 p.m. --

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday night there are now

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8:53 p.m. --

The FBI arrested a Southern California man who officials said

. Keith Lawrence Middlebrook told his 2.4 million Instagram followers that his company would return hundreds of millions of dollars in profit.

7:47 p.m. --

; both are Sarpy County residents.

7:19 p.m. --

where he was being treated for low oxygen and pneumonia as a result of COVID-19.

6:38 p.m. --

— in front of a limited crowd. non-essential personnel were banned from the launch control room and the viewing area at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station was closed to visitors.

5:57 p.m. --

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts tweets his latest executive order

— with some stipulations in place.

5:27 p.m. --

after traveling out of state on vacation. The officer self-quarantined upon his return.

5:18 p.m. --

Douglas County Health Department

, bringing the state's total to 44.

5:03 p.m. --

The United States has become the nation with the most confirmed COVID-19 cases, according to

.

4:15 p.m. --

. There are 80 places created inside the religious building.

3:31 p.m. --

Boys Town reports its national hotline has seen a jump in calls referencing COVID-19, and a 50% increase in calls about domestic violence.

3 p.m. --

WWE Smackdown, originally scheduled for April 24 at CHI Health Center, has been postponed to Sept. 7. Original tickets will be honored at the rescheduled event. Ticket-holders are asked to refer questions to the arena's box office.

2:30 p.m. --

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says during her daily news conference that

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2 p.m. --

Nebraska Secretary of State Bob Evnen confirms during

that the state primary election will be held May 12, as planned. May 1 is the last day to request a mail-in ballot.

1:07 p.m. --

Douglas County Treasurer's Office reminds residents they can still process payments for vehicle registrations and renewals and property tax payments, due March 31.

1:07 p.m. --

from its traditional run over Memorial Day weekend until August.

12:36 p.m --

Italy's new report pushes the

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12:25 p.m. --

Ahead of Gov. Kim Reynolds' daily live news conference,

, bringing the state's case total to 179 positive cases.

12:21 p.m. --

in its push to restart American auto factories that have been closed to protect workers from exposure.

9:35 a.m. --

Speaker of the House Pelosi and Republican leaders said

. Lawmakers were planning to bless the measure by a voice vote, probably with just a sprinkling of them present in the chamber.

9 a.m. --

Washington County officials conduct

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8:46 a.m. --

after the Senate approved the $2.2 trillion economic relief bill. Major indexes were up more than 2% in early trading, headine for a three-day rally.

7:55 a.m. --

. Two union workers from Fiat Chrysler plants in the Detroit area and Kokomo, Ind., have died this week from complications due to the virus, but it's not clear whether they got it at the factories or elsewhere.

7:33 a.m. --

— nearly five times the previous record set in 1982 — as layoffs jump, according to the Associated Press.

6:02 a.m. --

after a shooting incident with the FBI. Federal authorities said Timothy Watson, 36, was reportedly upset with the government’s actions toward the spread of coronavirus and was planning a bombing at a Kansas City-area hospital providing critical care during the pandemic.

5:29 a.m. --

after U.S. Senate approves aid package.

3:21 a.m. --

Amid criticism that the world's wealthiest countries have not taken cohesive action to combat the virus or its economic impact on people around the world,

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Thursday's planned livestreams
  • 9 a.m. -- Blair & Washington County update [WATCH]
  • 2 p.m. -- Update from Gov. Pete Ricketts and other Nebraska officials [WATCH]
  • 2:30 p.m. -- Update from Gov. Kim Reynolds and other Iowa officials [WATCH]
  • 3:30 p.m. -- Omaha & Douglas County update [WATCH
  • 4 p.m. -- White House Coronavirus Task Force [WATCH

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