Nebraska COVID-19 update: Lincoln reports 40 cases Tuesday; dozens more cases in central Nebraska

Published: May. 4, 2020 at 7:53 PM CDT
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In a Facebook post Tuesday, Central District Health Department reported two more deaths and 30 additional COVID-19 cases — although totals indicated 38 more cases in Hall County alone since Monday.

, Merrick County reported two more cases, for a total of 15; and Hall County was reporting 1,350 cases, up from


The health district reports it has had 39 deaths and 1,320 positive cases to date.

Lincoln reports 45 cases

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department announced 40 new cases of COVID-19 in Lincoln on Tuesday morning, bringing the community total to 434.

LLCHD announced an additional five cases during Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird's afternoon news conference.

The community total is now 439.

NDCS reports 5th employee case

A fifth employee at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services

has tested positive for COVID-19, the NDCS announced Tuesday.

The staff member is employed at the Nebraska State Penitentiary and is now self-isolating at home.

Notification of the positive case will be given to the facility, the NDCS reported. Anyone who may have had close contact with the employee in the last 72 hours will be directed to self-quarantine.

No inmates have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the NDCS.