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Boone County has higher COVID-19 numbers

After only a handful of positive COVID-19 diagnoses over the previous five months, Boone County’s case total has been rising.
As of Monday, Sept. 7, the county was listed at 33 positive tests since the pandemic began in April. That’s an increase of seven cases (nearly 27 percent) since Sept. 1.
Nearly half of those cases (15) were diagnosed within the past 14 days, according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
Still, Boone County remained in the “yellow” or moderate risk category early this week.
Nebraska’s statewide coronavirus cases increased by about 1,700 in the past week to 35,975 total throughout the pandemic, and the state listed 404 deaths through Monday.
Cases reported by DHHS from the start of the pandemic in surrounding counties were: Antelope (28 with one death), Greeley (13, no deaths), Nance (14, no deaths), Platte (901, three deaths), Madison (643, five deaths), and Wheeler (one case, no deaths).