Wednesday July 22 COVID-19 update: Douglas County reports 179 new cases

Published: Jul. 22, 2020 at 11:35 AM 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.

State Totals

Nebraska has reported a total of 23,486 cases of COVID-19 statewide. That is up 296 from yesterday’s count. Nebraska is up 1 death with a total of 311.

Nebraska is also seeing a 37% Hospital Bed availability, 36% ICU Bed availability, and 81% Ventilator availability.

Iowa has reached 40,000 total cases. That is up 525 from yesterday’s count. Iowa is also up eight deaths with a total of 811.

Iowa reports 28,663 recoveries.

Lancaster County reports 80 cases

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department has reported 80 new COVID-19 cases. The community total is now 2,597.

The number of deaths remains at 14.

Three Rivers introduces new risk dials

The Three Rivers Public Health Department is introducing individual risk dials for each county.

Dodge, Saunders, and Washington will now each have their own dial to determine COVID-19 risk in the area.

The dials will be updated weekly, according to a release.

Three Rivers also has updated its total cases within its jurisdiction to 915.

Dodge County has 732 cases, Saunders has 106, and Washington has 77.

Douglas County reports 179 new cases

The Douglas County Health Department has reported 179 new cases Wednesday. That brings the total number of cases in the county to 9,071.

The total number of deaths in the county remains at 117.

As of Wednesday morning, there were 260 medical beds available, 82 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19, and eight ventilators were bring used for COVID-19 patients. There are 429 ventilators available.

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