Monday July 20 COVID-19 update: Douglas County reports 42 new cases, 3 deaths

Published: Jul. 20, 2020 at 2:33 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.

12 deaths in Nebraska

As of 6 p.m. Monday, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services reported an additional 264 cases across the state, for a total of 22,847 cases since the start of the pandemic.

There were 12 additional deaths for a total of 313 Nebraskans who have died from COVID-19.

Currently, 115 Nebraskans are hospitalized with COVID-19. The state’s high to date was 232 on May 27.

The state has 41% of its hospital beds available, 43% of ICU beds available, and 80% of ventilators available.

10 deaths in Iowa

As of 6 p.m. Monday, the Iowa Public Health Department dashboard was reporting an additional 527 COVID-19 cases for a total of 39,251 cases across the state since the start of the pandemic.

IDPH was reporting a 9.3% positivity rate Monday evening.

The state has had 10 additional deaths, for a total of 797.

Iowa was reporting an additional 21 new hospital admissions — at least seven with COVID-19 — with 76 patients in the ICU.

So far, 28,042 Iowans have recovered from COVID-19, according to the state dashboard.

Three Rivers releases new case totals

The Three Rivers Public Health Department has reported a total of 904 cases within its jurisdiction.

Dodge County has 729 cases, Saunders has 101, and Washington County has reached 74.

52 new cases in Lincoln

The Lincoln-Lancaster Health Department announced 52 new cases of COVID-19. The community total is now 2,482.

The number of deaths remains at 14. Recoveries remain at 817.

Douglas County reports 42 new cases, 3 deaths

The Douglas County Health Department has reported 42 new COVID-19 cases and three additional deaths.

A man in his 60s and two women, one in her 40s and another in her 70s have died due to COVID-19, increasing the number of COVID-19 deaths in the county to 116.

DCHD said it in its release Monday that 630 cases were reported last week, as compared to 560 the week prior. The county health department also noted that about 2,500 additional tests were administered last week, with the positivity rate lowering to 7% from 8.68% the previous week.

The total cases in the county since the outbreak began has reached 8,784.

As of Monday morning, 313 medical beds were available, 77 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19, and of the 429 ventilators available, 14 were being used by COVID-19 patients.

So far, 5,666 recoveries have been reported on the county’s COVID-19 dashboard.

Across the local health care coalition — which includes Douglas, Sarpy, Washington, Saunders, and Dodge counties, in addition to Council Bluffs — hospital beds are at 77% occupancy, leaving 313 surgical beds available. In this area, there are 294 ventilators are available; 135 are in use — 14 of them by COVID-19 patients.

NDCS staff members test positive for COVID-19

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Monday, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that two staff members with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services have tested positive for coronavirus.

One staff member is currently between facility assignments. The second staff member is employed at the Nebraska State Penitentiary. Both individuals are self-isolating at home.

A total of 32 NDCS staff members have been diagnosed with COVID-19; 21 have recovered.

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