Last week, Nebraska surpassed its previous seven-day average peak of COVID-19 cases by more than 100. This week we’ve doubled the ante and tacked on another 100+ cases. Today our daily caseload on average is 653.6. That’s 220 more cases, more people, on average than May and about 108 more cases than last week.
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- An Omaha man says he was shot in the eye with a pepperball by a Sarpy County deputy during the protests near 72nd and Dodge in May.
- Omaha police and the Douglas County Health Department have received hundreds of complaints about the city’s mask mandate, but no citations have been issued.
- COVID-19 numbers in Douglas County are rapidly rising.
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What to do during quarantine?
From our list of things to do during quarantine:
If you’re feeling an expedition into nature but want to observe from the comfort of your car there’s plenty of great fall drives you can take in the area and state. The Ponca Hills just north of Omaha promise great views of the Missouri River and a fiery explosion of color from the Cottonwood trees. The Lewis and Clark Scenic Byway also has 82 miles of riverfront and tree cover that turn beautiful in the fall.
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