Overall, Nebraska cases are up 16% in the past two weeks. Iowa’s cases have more than doubled in the past two weeks, the seventh highest increase among the states.
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Pharmacists at the University of Nebraska Medical Center have been training community pharmacists to test and then treat influenza and strep throat. A similar program is now available for COVID.
It was the first time since January the state had posted consecutive weekly increases.
COVID cases trended slightly upward in Nebraska last week, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The state recorded 437 new cases compared to 332 the week before.
Nebraska’s per-capita case rate last week was the nation’s third-lowest, after South Carolina and South Dakota, and less than a third of the national rate. Iowa also ranks in the bottom 10 in per-capita rates.
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