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Sept. 21, 2020Omaha, Neb. |  By: AP

More than 40% of Nebraska virus deaths are at nursing homes

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - 
More than 40% of the deaths linked to the coronavirus in Nebraska have been at nursing homes. A total of 185 deaths linked to the virus have been reported at nursing homes in the state, which is reporting 442 deaths overall.

The Omaha World-Herald reports that a federal database shows that 31 nursing homes in the state have reported deaths linked to the coronavirus.

State officials have refused to name individual nursing homes with COVID-19 outbreaks to protect residents' privacy. The federal data revealed that nine nursing homes in the state had 10 or more residents die with coronavirus, accounting for 116 deaths.