Monday July 06 COVID-19 update: 50 new cases in Douglas County

Published: Jul. 6, 2020 at 11:47 AM 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.

Pottawattamie County Public Health

Pottawattamie County Public Health released a statement Monday the Iowa Department of Public Health has changed the process for COVID-19 data reporting.

The PCPH also reported one new death. As of Monday, there have been 9,898 tests for COVID-19 in Pottawattamie County. There have been 730 positive results and 632 recoveries.

The death toll from COVID-19 in Pottawattamie County is now at 12. Three residents are currently hospitalized.

The IDPH will continue to send positive coronavirus information to local health departments across the state with expectations local health departments will conduct initial contact tracing investigations.

The IDPH is also changing the criteria for how recoveries are recorded. Cases are now considered recovered 28 days after diagnosis unless individuals inform local health departments they are still symptomatic, their symptoms have worsened, or are hospitalized.

The PCPH will no longer issue daily press releases.

50 new cases in Douglas County

The Douglas County Health Department has reported 50 new COVID-19 cases Monday.

There have been 7,629 cases in Douglas County since the outbreak began and DCHD has reported 4,013 recoveries.

The DCHD reported as of Monday morning area hospitals have 311 medical and surgical beds available for a 77 percent occupancy rate.

There are 88 patients hospitalized for COVID-19. Of the 363 ventilators available in local hospitals, 106 are in use, including 17 in use by patients with the coronavirus.

NDCS staff member test positive for COVID-19

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services has reported a staff member has tested positive for coronavirus.

The staff member is employed at NSP and is self-isolating at home.

This brings the total number of staff members diagnosed to 22.

Anyone who may have come in contact with the individual will be notified and asked to self-isolate.

Lancaster County

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department reported Monday an additional 16 COVID-19 cases, bringing the community’s total to 1,882.

There were no new deaths reported. The death toll from coronavirus in the community remains at 13.

Friday through Sunday, 100 new cases were reported. Interim Health Director Pat Lopez said in a statement issued by the LLCHD some test results were delayed from private laboratories which contributed to the increase in cases reported the past week.

As of Monday, there are 12 hospitalizations in the area for patients with COVID-19, eight of whom are county residents.

Three Rivers Public Health Department

Three Rivers Public Health Department reported Monday a total of 829 cases in their area:

Dodge County: 697 cases

Saunders County: 81 cases

Washington County: 51 cases

As of Monday morning, area hospitals reported 311 medical beds were available and 88 patients are hospitalized for COVID-19.

Of 363 ventilators available, 106 were in use including 17 for patients with the coronavirus.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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