Saturday July 11 COVID-19 update: 2 deaths, 85 more cases in Douglas County
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Here is a summary of new cases and other COVID-19 stats reported today by health officials across Nebraska & Iowa.
Health officials in Iowa report that six more people have died in the state from COVID-19.
As of Saturday afternoon, the toll for coronavirus-related deaths reached 748 in Iowa.
The state also reported 34,647 confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Officials suspect the actual number of people with COVID-19 is much higher than the state-released statistics indicate because many people with mild or no symptoms do not get tested.
The health department reports 178 coronavirus patients were hospitalized on Saturday, up from 169 who were hospitalized a day earlier.
The Douglas County Health Department reported 85 new cases and two deaths related to COVID-19 on Saturday. The area’s total number of cases now stands at 8,049 and deaths at 105.
The deceased are a man and woman both over the age of 70 years old. As of Saturday, DCHD has confirmed 4,694 residents with the coronavirus have recovered from the illness.
Metro area hospitals reported to the DCHD an availability of 309 medical and surgical beds for an occupancy rate of 78 percent.
There were 86 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 and of the 363 ventilators available in area hospitals, 116 were in use including 16 by confirmed coronavirus patients.
The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department reported 33 new cases of COVID-19 in their community Saturday, bringing the area’s total to 2,061. The number of deaths in Lancaster County remains at 13.
Nebraska Department of Correctional Services
The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services reported a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the department’s total number of staff cases to 24.
The person is employed at the Nebraska State Penitentiary and is isolating at home.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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