01/04/21 • Nebraska vaccine data • Nationwide case trends


COVID-19 Vaccination by The Numbers

Daily updates about the progress of COVID-19 vaccination in Nebraska.


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Good morning,

Today we have stories about an increase in Douglas County’s COVID-19 positivity rate, Gov. Ricketts’ move from “yellow” to “blue” in the COVID-19 response plan and Sen. Sasse’s refusal to join Republicans challenging the election results.




In Omaha

  • The Douglas County Health Department said the coronavirus positivity rate in the county for the week that ended Saturday was 33.8 percent.
  • The Public Works Department announced that solid waste collections will be delayed by one day this week due to inclement weather.
  • Blog posts written by Colleen Brennan, the woman chosen to replace outgoing City Councilman Rich Pahls, have ignited a tense conversation on race.

Around the State

  • Gov. Pete Ricketts announced on Wednesday that the state is moving from the “yellow” phase to the “blue” phase of its coronavirus response plan.
  • Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse will not be joining the effort to overturn the election.

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