More than 50% of Nebraskans fully vaccinated

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Published: Aug. 4, 2021 at 10:57 AM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services released its weekly COVID-19 data update Wednesday, and for the first time, more than 50 percent of Nebraskans are fully vaccinated.

The number of people in the hospital in Nebraska for COVID-19 has more than tripled since June. There are now 158 people hospitalized compared to the low point of 42 in June.

The state is now averaging about 282 new COVID-19 cases per day compared to an average of about 200 new cases per day last week.

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Statewide Cumulative COVID-19 Testing

  • 229,824 Cases (+1,976 from prior week)
  • 3,166,356 Tests (+30,603 from prior week)
  • 158 Active Hospitalizations (+33 from prior week)
  • 2,285 Deaths (+0 from prior week)
  • 7.8% Percent of Tests Positive on Tests July 25-31, 2021 (+1.6% from prior week)

Statewide Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccinations

  • 1,930,535 Total Administrations (+22,959 from prior week)
  • 92.7% Allocated Doses Administered (1.1% from prior week
  • 50.3% of Nebraska Citizens Fully Vaccinated (+.4% from prior week)
  • 4.4% of Nebraska Citizens Partially Vaccinated (+.4% from prior week)

Variants of Concern

  • 2,465 variants of concern (VOC) identified among Nebraska residents (+116 from prior week)
  • 1,698 B117 (formerly “UK”/Alpha)
  • 519 B1.617 (formerly “India/Delta”)
  • 119 B1.429/427 (formerly “California”/Epsilon)
  • 68 P1 (formerly “Brazil”/Gamma)
  • 37 B1.526 (formerly “New York”/Iota)
  • 21 B1.351 (formerly “South Africa”/Beta)
  • 3 C37 (formerly “South America”/Lambda)

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