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As hospitalization rates reach critical levels, Ricketts releases new health restrictions

Public health restrictions in the state will take a phased approach, based on the percentage of staffed hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients.

The plan, which went into effect Monday, was announced Nov. 13, by Governor Pete Ricketts.

"The cases we have are rising. The virus is in our community and the hospitalizations are rising," Ricketts said,.

On Nov. 12, 905 individuals with the virus filled Nebraska hospital beds.

The number represents approximately 20% of overall hospital beds filled by COVID-19 patients.

Currently, statewide hospital capacity for admitted patients is at 25% and IC...


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