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Nebraska officials watching Omaha for strain on hospitals


OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska public health officials are watching for signs of strain on Omaha's hospitals because they've received a steady increase in coronavirus patients, but the state's top medical official said Friday that he isn't worried yet about the caseload as Gov. Pete Ricketts moves to further ease safety restrictions.

Nebraska Chief Medical Officer Dr. Gary Anthone said that based on his conversations with Omaha-area hospital officials, he doesn't believe the hospitals are at risk of being overrun with COVID-19 patients.

"So far, nobody feels really overwhelmed. ... I can't p...

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