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Three more Nebraskans die of coronavirus, bringing state's total to 12
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Three more Nebraskans die of coronavirus, bringing state's total to 12

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This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, gray, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. 

Nebraska's coronavirus death toll has risen to 12 after three deaths reported Tuesday.

A Hall County woman in her 60s has died of the coronavirus. The Central District Health Department said the woman, the second COVID-19 death reported in Hall County, was hospitalized.

Hall County has been hard-hit by the coronavirus, trailing only Douglas County in the number of confirmed cases and reported deaths.

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Later Tuesday, Douglas County Health Department announced the county's fifth death and second at the Douglas County Health Center. The woman, who was hospitalized after contracting the virus, was in her 90s and had underlying health conditions.

Late Tuesday night, state officials announced Nebraska's 12th death, a man in his 80s in Custer County.

The department also reported that the number of cases in Nebraska has risen to 478, up from 412 Monday night. There are 34 confirmed cases in Lancaster County.

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department said there are currently 112 people being monitored locally because of their travel or exposure history, and there are currently 17 COVID-19 test results pending.

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Matt Olberding is a Lincoln native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has been covering business for the Journal Star since 2005.

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