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15th COVID-19 death reported in Lincoln; Douglas County surpasses 10,000 cases
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15th COVID-19 death reported in Lincoln; Douglas County surpasses 10,000 cases

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The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department on Wednesday reported a 15th death because of COVID-19, the community's first since July 17. 

The man, who was hospitalized, was in his 50s.

Fifty new cases were reported, bringing the county's total to 2,945. Sixteen people with COVID-19 were hospitalized in Lincoln, including six from outside Lancaster County.

Douglas County topped a milestone Wednesday with 121 new cases, pushing its total to 10,008. Three deaths were reported in the county, including a man in his 20s. The death toll in Douglas County is 127.

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On Wednesday evening, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services reported 25,422 statewide cases and 324 deaths. That includes 265 new cases Wednesday.

The 137 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in Nebraska were the most in more than a month.

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Photos: Lincoln during the pandemic

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