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By LuAnn Schindler

First COVID-19 deaths reported in Nebraska

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March 26, 2020

The first deaths in Nebraska, related to COVID-19, were reported Friday.

According to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, a 50-year-old man from Douglas County, with underlying health concerns, is believed to be the first Nebraskan to die from COVID-19.

The man, who had been in self-isolation at home since March 11, had contact with a known COVID-19 case out of state.

Dr. Adi Pour, director of the Douglas County Health Department, expressed sympathy to the family and said, "The new disease has been in our community for only a short while, but those with co-morbidities are...

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