GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KGFW/AP) – Nebraska has now received and distributed more than 175,000 doses of Coronavirus vaccine. Around 74,000 first doses and 14,000 second doses have been administered. Just under 1% of the state population 16 and up have completed vaccination.
After initially planning to begin vaccinate residents 90 and up this week, the Grand Island Independent reports the Central District Health Department’s plans have been put on hold due to a shortage of vaccine.
449 current patients and 1,529 new coronavirus cases were reported on Nebraska’s Dashboard yesterday. Overall, Nebraska’s hospitals are 69% full. COVID patients account for 11%. 1,803 have now died.
Omaha district to resume in-person classes full time
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The state’s largest school district is planning to bring students back into classrooms every day for the first time since the pandemic began last spring. The Omaha district said Tuesday that its students will start attending classes five days a week next month. Currently, only half the district’s students are in class at any one time because students have been learning remotely half the time. Most other districts in the area already have students in their classrooms five days a week. Omaha district officials said students will still have the option to attend school remotely. On Tuesday, the state reported 1,000 new virus cases and 19 deaths.