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Sunday July 12 COVID-19 update: Clinic reopens at 50th, G Streets Monday

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Published: Jul. 12, 2020 at 12:07 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Here is a summary of new cases and other COVID-19 stats reported today by health officials across Nebraska & Iowa.

Iowa

The number of coronavirus cases in Iowa is now over 35,000. The Iowa Department of Public Health said the number of cases of COVID-19 grew to 35,002 at 10 a.m. Sunday. That is 503 higher than Saturday’s total.

There have now been a total of 750 deaths in the state linked to the coronavirus.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms that clear up in two to three weeks.

For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness.

Of the 35,002 people who have tested positive for the virus, 26,206 have recovered.

Douglas County

The Douglas County Health Department reported the drive-thru testing clinic at 50th and G Streets will reopen, with Monday through Thursday hours of 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The testing site recently closed down due to a lack of testing supplies.

On Sunday, the DCHD reported 73 new cases and no new deaths. The county’s total case number is now at 8,122 since the pandemic began in March.

Recoveries of county residents now total 4,794. Metro area hospitals on Sunday reported 309 medical and surgical beds available for a 78 percent occupancy rate.

Lancaster County

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department reported 68 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday, bringing the community’s total to 2,129.

No new deaths were reported, leaving the death toll in Lancaster County at 13.

For the week ending July 11, there were 230 cases reported -- the third-highest weekly total in the county. The LLCHD officials report the main reason for the spike in cases is because people under age 40 are gathering for extended periods of time and not wearing masks.

“Lincoln, this is our wake-up call. This is our opportunity to turn things around so that we don’t need go back to additional restrictions on how we live,” said Lincoln Mayor Gaylor Baird. “If you have young people in your life, talk to them. Encourage them to wear face coverings and keep a safe distance from others. Let them know how important that is right now. The actions we take today will impact what school looks in the fall, how easy it will be to find a job when concerts come back, and how many friends and family members get sick.”

Mills County

Mills County Public Health reported four new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in their area Sunday, bringing the total number of cases to 51.

The MCPH also reported 34 county residents with the coronavirus have recovered. A total of 2,084 residents in the county have been tested.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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