New figures show Nebraska saw an additional coronavirus death and another 200-plus cases of infection as the last week of May winds to an end.
The state’s online virus tracking site shows an additional death on Thursday, bringing the state’s total to 164 on Friday. The site also showed 285 additional cases of the virus confirmed Thursday, bringing the state’s total to 13,261.
Despite the steady increase, Gov. Pete Ricketts has moved to ease social-distancing restrictions, starting Monday. The relaxed rules will allow for larger crowds at public events, and bars and other attractions will reopen for the first time in months.
For some infected people, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, the virus can cause severe illness or death. But for most people, it causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough, that clear up in two to three weeks.