COVID-19 in numbers update

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<p>Since the publishing of the &quot;COVID-19 in numbers&quot; in the March 25 edition of the Clay County News, the number of confirmed cases in the United States of the coronavirus have spiked, supassing China&#39;s then-number of confirmed cases of 81,588.</p>

<p>As of 9 a.m., Friday, March 27, the United States reported 86,012 cases, which is 39,527 more than the number of cases reported March 24, according to the Johns Hopkins University and Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center&#39;s website.</p>

<p>Nebraska&#39;s Health and Human Services Department reported 81 confirmed cases (as of March 26), and no deaths.</p>

<p>The Centers for Disease Control, as of noon, Thursday, March 26, stated there have been 994 deaths in the United States, 594 more than reported on March 24.</p>

<p>Throughout the world, JHU&amp;M reported 25,251 deaths with Italy having the most with 8,215; 127,567 have recovered from the virus.</p>

<p>No confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Clay County. In neighboring counties, there have been confirmed cases&nbsp;in Adams County. According to the South Heartland District, &quot;Two additional lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported to South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) on Thursday, March 26. One individual is a male in his 40s who is currently hospitalized and in isolation in Adams County. The other individual is a male in his 50s who is a Colorado resident who spent time in Adams County. He is currently hospitalized and in isolation in Adams County, but will be counted in his home state as is standard epidemiological practice.&quot;</p>

<p>The first confirmed case in Adams County was on March 18, a women in her 40s who had traveled to Europe and was self-isolating at home.</p>

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