Sunday July 05 COVID-19 update: Douglas County reaches 94 deaths

Published: Jul. 5, 2020 at 12:54 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Here is a summary of new cases and other COVID-19 stats reported Sunday by health officials across Nebraska & Iowa.

Douglas County

The Douglas County Health Department reported one death and 86 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the area’s number of cases to 7,579 and deaths to 94.

The deceased is a man in his 70s. As of July 5, a total of 3,941 of the cases among county residents have recovered from the illness.

The DCHD reported area hospitals had 329 medical and surgical beds available for a 76 percent occupancy rate. There are 89 patients with COVID-19 who are hospitalized.

Of the 363 ventilators available, 109 are in use including 18 being used by COVID-19 patients.

Lancaster County

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department reported 28 additional cases of COVID-19 in their community Sunday, bringing their total to 1,866.

The number of deaths in their area remains at 13.

NDCS staff member tests positive

A staff member with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services has tested positive for COVID-19, the NDCS reported Sunday.

This brings the total number of cases among staff to 21. As of Sunday, 20 have recovered from the coronavirus.

The staff member is employed at the Lincoln Correctional Center and is now isolating at home.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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