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Nebraska COVID-19 Case and Testing Statistics

As of Friday April 03 2020, Nebraska had 279 cases of COVID-19. Over the past week, Nebraska was finding 28 new cases per day on average and recording 0.9 deaths per day. Data for Nebraska is provided by the COVID Tracking Project and will be updated daily. The COVID Tracking Project gives Nebraska a data quality grade of: A

Compare Nebraska COVID-19 data to other states.

Nebraska average daily new cases

The chart below shows the trend of new case discovery for Nebraska. Flattening the curve of new daily cases will help alleviate the burden on hospitals and healthcare workers and help ensure that patients that need critical care can get it.

Note: If testing is insufficient the above curve will underrepresent true case discovery. Nationwide daily testing per million residents is currently 336.1. Reported Nebraska testing per million residents per day is 215.6. Nebraska testing may be underreported or insufficient relative to the US as a whole.

Nebraska average daily deaths

Deaths from COVID-19 are likely better reported than the true number of positive cases. As a result, the trend in average daily deaths from COVID-19 might be a more telling measure of progression through the outbreak than daily average positive cases.

Statistics for positive cases of COVID-19 in Nebraska

Total Cases and Total Cases per 1M residents are cumulative counts. Daily Positive measures are rolling 7 day averages.

Date Total
Cases
Total
Cases
per 1M
Daily
Positives
(7d Avg)
Daily
Positives
per 1M
(7d Avg)
04/03/20 279 144 28 14.3
04/02/20 246 127 25 12.8
04/01/20 210 109 21 11.0
03/31/20 172 89 17 8.9
03/30/20 145 75 14 7.0
03/29/20 108 56 9 4.4
03/28/20 96 50 8 4.3
03/27/20 85 44 8 3.9
03/26/20 73 38 7 3.4
03/25/20 61 32 5 2.7
03/24/20 52 27 4 2.3
03/23/20 50 26 5 2.4
03/22/20 48 25 4 2.3
03/21/20 38 20 3 1.8
03/20/20 32 17 3 1.4

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Death statistics for COVID-19 in Nebraska

Total Deaths and Total Deaths per 1M residents are cumulative counts. Daily Death measures are rolling 7 day averages.

Date Total
Deaths
Total
Deaths
per 1M
Daily
Deaths
(7d Avg)
Daily
Deaths
per 1M
(7d Avg)
04/03/20 6 3.1 0.9 0.4
04/02/20 5 2.6 0.7 0.4
04/01/20 4 2.1 0.6 0.3
03/31/20 3 1.6 0.4 0.2
03/30/20 2 1.0 0.3 0.1
03/29/20 2 1.0 0.3 0.1
03/28/20 2 1.0 0.3 0.1
03/27/20 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
03/26/20 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
03/25/20 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
03/24/20 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
03/23/20 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
03/22/20 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
03/21/20 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
03/20/20 0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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COVID-19 testing statistics in Nebraska

All measures below are rolling 7 day averages except Total Tests and Total Tests per 1M residents which are cumulative counts of COVID-19 tests as of the date reported. Testing statistics are dependent on high quality reporting of negative test results by states. I'm only showing this data for states that don't have implausibly low testing rates and that have an A reporting grade from the COVID Tracking Project.

Date Total
Tests
Total
Tests
per 1M
Daily
Tests
(7d Avg)
Daily
Tests
per 1M
(7d Avg)
Daily
Positive
Rate
(7d Avg)
04/03/20 4,766 2,464 417 216 6.6%
04/02/20 4,224 2,184 367 190 6.7%
04/01/20 3,685 1,905 331 171 6.4%
03/31/20 3,103 1,604 297 153 5.8%
03/30/20 2,729 1,411 332 172 4.1%
03/29/20 2,076 1,073 239 123 3.6%
03/28/20 2,000 1,034 229 119 3.6%
03/27/20 1,846 954 225 116 3.4%
03/26/20 1,657 857 199 103 3.3%
03/25/20 1,365 706 162 84 3.3%
03/24/20 1,027 531 114 59 3.9%
03/23/20 406 210 31 16 14.7%
03/22/20 404 209 44 23 10.1%
03/21/20 394 204 43 22 8.0%
03/20/20 272 141 26 13 10.6%

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A final word on this analysis

In order to manage the outbreak, states need to increase their testing capacity. As testing increases, the number of detections as a fraction of total tests (positive rate) should hopefully decrease over time. If a state is able to test widely enough (at least 300 tests daily per million residents, probably more) to drive the positive rate down (less than 5%) there may be the potential to manage a regional outbreak with isolation, contact tracing and quarantine South Korea has.

Please take my calculations and amatuer epidemiological speculations with a huge grain of salt as I'm moving quickly to get what I hope are meaningful measures online. There may be errors in my data and my thinking!

These statistics were inspired by posts on Calculated Risk and the Bondad Blog regarding metrics to track for COVID-19.

Last but not least, thanks to the folks at COVID Tracking Project for making this data available to everyone.