COVID-19 deaths confirmed in central Nebraska

HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - The South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) executive director Michele Bever reported two confirmed COVID-related deaths in the health district, bringing the total deaths to 90 and the case fatality rate to 1.9%.

One death was an Adams County man in his 40s and the other was a Webster County man in his 60s. SHDHD does not report deaths attributed to COVID-19 until confirmed by death certificate.

“We are sad to report these additional deaths of South Heartland residents,” Bever said. “We extend our sincere sympathies to the family and friends who lost their loved one to COVID-19.”