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May 11, 2021Omaha, Neb. |  By: AP

Nearly half of Nebraska's adult population now vaccinated

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - 
Nearly half of Nebraska's adult population has now been vaccinated against the coronavirus.

The state said Monday that 49.6% of the population aged 16 and up has now been fully vaccinated and more than 1.5 million doses of the shots have been administered across Nebraska.

The campaign to distribute the shots continues to make progress across the state although the pace of vaccinations has slowed in recent weeks as demand has weakened.

The seven-day rolling average of daily new cases in Nebraska decreased over the past two weeks, going from 322.71 new cases per day on April 24 to 186.71 new cases per day on Saturday.