- Associated Press - Monday, June 8, 2020

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Two children in Nebraska have been diagnosed with a rare and serious inflammatory condition that’s linked to the new coronavirus.

Last week, a 9-year-old Lexington boy was diagnosed with the condition. On Monday, the Douglas County Health Department announced that a child under 12 has been hospitalized with the condition.

That news came as the one-day total of new coronavirus cases in the state dropped to under 100 for the first time since May 10. Nebraska’s online coronavirus tracking dashboard shows 91 new cases were reported Sunday, to bring the state’s total to 15,634. Officials say 188 people in Nebraska have died from COVID-19.

Nearly 122,000 people in Nebraska have been tested, and hospital capacity was stable, with 45% of hospital beds, 46% of intensive care unit beds and 78% of ventilators available for use.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms that clear up within weeks. But for others, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, the highly contagious virus can cause severe symptoms and be fatal.



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