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Kimball County COVID Cases Climb To 30

COVID-19 has made a comeback to the area in recent weeks.

According to the Panhandle Unified Command's last briefing on Jan. 19, Kimball County had 28 cases over the past seven days. By Monday, Jan. 24, the number increased to 30 with 725 total confirmed cases of Covid.

Jessica Davies from PPHD said, "The latest sequencing in the Panhandle shows 75% of new cases are the omicron variant. In Nebraska, 94% of new cases are omicron."

The omicron virus is spreading more easily than the original COVID-19.

Davies continued, "Even with the high case counts, our current hospitalizations are remaining i...

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