Sunday July 19 COVID-19 update: Douglas County reports 24 new cases
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Here is a summary of new cases and other COVID-19 stats reported today by health officials across Nebraska & Iowa.
Iowa health officials said Sunday that a “significant number” of coronavirus tests were not reported over the weekend due to a backlog in the department’s electronic reporting system.
The Iowa Department of Public Health said its COVID-19 website will continue to update, and noted in a news release that reported daily case counts from last week will be adjusted as it processes the backlog.
KCCI-TV reported that as of 10 a.m. Sunday, the Iowa website had confirmed 661 additional COVID-19 cases, bringing to 38,564 the number of positive cases since the outbreak began.
Seven additional COVID-19 deaths brought the state’s death toll to 792.
Douglas County reports 25 new cases
The Douglas County Health Department reported 25 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the county’s total number of cases to 8,742.
No new death certificates related to COVID-19 were reported to the DCHD. The county’s death toll remains at 113.
The number of recoveries from the coronavirus in the county totals 5,614.
Area hospitals as of Saturday reported 251 medical and surgical beds were available for an 81 percent occupancy rate. There were 71 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 and of 363 ventilators available, 134 were in use including 16 used by COVID-19 patients.
Lincoln reports 29 new cases
The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department on Saturday announced 29 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in their area, bringing Lancaster County’s total number of cases to 2,430.
The number of deaths related to COVID-19 in Lancaster County remains at 14.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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