- Associated Press - Thursday, June 4, 2020

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Six more people have died from the coronavirus in Nebraska and state officials have confirmed 255 new cases, according to the state’s online tracking portal.

The number of known cases rose to 14,866 and the number of deaths has reached 187 as of Wednesday night. More than 112,400 people have been tested.

Hospital capacity is relatively stable, with 42% of hospital beds, 46% of intensive care unit beds and 75% of ventilators available for use.

Gov. Pete Ricketts had been scheduled to answer media questions about the coronavirus on Thursday but canceled it, saying he was doing so out of respect for the nationally televised memorial service of George Floyd, the black man whose death in Minneapolis police custody has triggered national protests.

For some infected people, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, the virus can cause severe illness or death. But for most people, it causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough, that clear up in two to three weeks.



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