Nebraska painted a grim picture with its latest COVID-19 report on Friday. Nebraska Health and Human Services reported 43 deaths, bringing the total number to 897 in the state.

Nebraska reported 2,381 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday against 720 recoveries as the number of active cases rose to another new record at 53,159.

The number of coronavirus patients needing hospitalization rose by 4 to 987 while the percentage of available ICU beds fell to 22%. Available ventilators dropped 5 points to 71% and hospital beds stayed at 27% available.

Nebraska has had 111,661 confirmed coronavirus and 56,605 recoveries since the start of the pandemic.