Two COVID-19 deaths reported Wednesday in Nebraska, brings total to 14

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Two deaths related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) were reported to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Wednesday, bringing the state’s total death toll to 14.

Lancaster County announced its first COVID-19 related death, that of a male in his 50s who was hospitalized.

Madison County announced a second death in a positive case previously reported. The man, in his 70s, had multiple underlying health conditions.

Wednesday's state case total, as of 6 p.m. CDT is 523.

All 93 Nebraska counties are now covered by state Directed Health Measures (DHMs) until May 11. It's critical that Nebraskans follow these enforceable state Directed Health Measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in the state. These measures help Nebraskans protect each other, and especially those who are more vulnerable to severe illness and death. The measures also help hospitals and clinics from being overwhelmed so they can continue to provide care to families, friends and neighbors who need it.

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