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Hastings mayor in intensive care

May be related to earlier bout with COVID-19
Hastings mayor Corey Stutte, shown here with his wife and daughter, is in the intensive care unit
Hastings mayor Corey Stutte, shown here with his wife and daughter, is in the intensive care unit(Spencer Schubert)
Published: Jan. 19, 2021 at 2:03 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 19, 2021 at 3:17 PM CST
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - On Monday evening, Mayor Corey Stutte was transported to Mary Lanning Healthcare after an incident at his home.

The mayor reported that the incident included a fall, seizure, atrial fibrillation and bleeding on the brain. He was admitted to the intensive care unit and is expected to recover.

The mayor attributed the incident to long-term COVID-19 related effects.

In a statement to Local4, Stutte said, “Thank you all for the thoughts and prayers. I hope this incident helps in educating the public on the long-lasting and lingering effects of COVID-19, and the long-haul it is to recover from them. While I’m recovering myself, I urge everyone to seek more information about the effects that persist long after a COVID-19 diagnosis.”

Stutte and his family tested positive for COVID-19 in September. At the time Stutte said, “This was probably the worst illness that we’ve had. It’s something that when you read about it, it’s kind of abstract, but when you’re in the middle of it, it’s very apparent that it’s not a normal flu.”

Hastings Public Information Manager Amanda Scott told Local4 that Tuesday night’s city council work session would be held via video-conference as scheduled with city council president Ginny Skutnik presiding. Skutnik leads city council work sessions as matter of routine.

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