Monday July 27 COVID-19 update: Douglas County reports 92 new cases

Published: Jul. 27, 2020 at 11:25 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.

92 new cases in Douglas County

The Douglas County Health Department has reported 92 new COVID-19 cases. This brings the county total to 9,744.

The number of deaths remains at 122.

The Douglas County Health Department has confirmed 6,368 recoveries.

Mills County reports 4 cases

Mills County Public Health reported four additional cases of COVID-19 in their area Monday, bringing the county’s total number of cases to 68.

MCPH also reported a total of 37 people have recovered from the coronavirus while a total of 2,537 county residents have been tested for an overall positivity rate of 2.7 percent.

Lancaster County reports 35 cases

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department reported 35 cases of COVID-19 in their area Monday, bringing the community’s total number of cases to 2,837. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 in Lancaster County remains at 14.

There are 13 patients with COVID-19 currently hospitalized at Lancaster County medical facilities, with 10 being residents from the area.

Douglas County Corrections contractor tests positive

A contractor at the Douglas County Department of Corrections has tested positive for COVID-19, the department reported Monday.

Two trustees -- incarcerated individuals who work inside the jail -- were also tested and their results were positive.

On July 27, the department learned 36 of the 41 incarcerated individuals in a housing unit have tested positive.

“Most of the individuals are asymptomatic at this time, but we are closely monitoring everyone,” said Department Director Mike Myers. “We are hopeful that our strict cohorting process will contain the outbreak to this particular housing unit.”

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