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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.

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.

Photos: Lincoln during the pandemic

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