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COVID Cases Fall in Nebraska, but Hospitals Haven't Yet Seen any Relief

Published: Feb. 1, 2022

Nebraska may have reached the peak of COVID-19 cases caused by the omicron variant, but the sharp decline in cases is not yet providing relief for the state’s hospitals.

Brett Richmond, president and CEO of Methodist Fremont Health, said he was wary of predicting what the coronavirus will do next.

“I think we’re yet to see the impact of what we hope has been a peak in cases throughout the state,” he said. “So we’ll keep our fingers crossed. But we’re prepared for those numbers to continue to go up from a hospital perspective over the next couple of weeks.”

Richmond also noted that cases may have peaked in eastern Nebraska but may not have reached their apex in the central and western parts of the state.

Omaha World-Herald: COVID cases fall in Nebraska, but hospitals haven't yet seen any relief

The Associated Press: Hospital CEOs say omicron surge may have peaked in Nebraska

KMTV: Nebraska health care leaders discuss continuing impacts of COVID-19 on our hospitals