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COVID-19 Update & OPPD's Jodi Baker: April 17

25 deaths in Nebraska now attributed to the Corona Virus. The latest – a man in his 70's who resided in Douglas County, and a man in his 60’s who lived in Hamilton County.

The total number of positive tests in the state is 1,066 with another case of Covid-19 in the Three Rivers Public Health District – a Dodge county woman in her 40’s is self-quarantined at home. She will be monitored by Health department staff twice per day.

Transferred to Midland Hospital after an outbreak of Covid-19, residents at Blair’s Carter House Assisted living facility, are starting to return. After two weeks of isolation and treatment at Midland Hospital, those residents are gradually being brought back to Carter House in small groups. The facility underwent a deep cleaning and sanitizing while the residents were at Midland Hospital.

With primaries coming up in just a few weeks, poll workers are needed in Washington County. Election Commissioner Barbara Sullivan says many of the poll workers are close to retirement age and are more vulnerable to the Covid-19 virus, some are calling off. You can find out more about being a poll worker by contacting Ms. Sullivan. Email or call the clerk’s office at 402-426-6822.

Omaha Public Power District's Jodi Baker speaks with News Director Connie Green regarding how OPPD is helping customers weather the economic storms brought on by Covid-19, and how scammers are trying to take advantage of the situation.

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