First Death Related To COVID-19 Reported in ECDHD

East Central District Health Department is reporting the first death related to COVID-19 in its four-county jurisdiction.

According to the ECDHD, the deceased was a man, in his 60s, with underlying health conditions, from Colfax County. As of Wednesday night there are 558 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in the East Central District Health Department including 292 in Colfax, 260 in Platte, 4 in Nance, and 2 in Boone County.

According to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services there are now 6,771 cases in the state and 86 deaths