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Tuesday July 28 COVID-19 update: Douglas County reports 143 new cases, 2 deaths

Published: Jul. 28, 2020 at 11:03 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.

143 new cases, 2 deaths in Douglas County

The Douglas County Health Department has confirmed 143 new cases Tuesday along with 2 additional deaths.

A man in his 70s and a woman in her 60s has passed due to COVID-19. The total number of lives lost is now 124.

There have been 9,887 total cases in the county since the outbreak began. DCHD also reports 6,485 recoveries.

As of Tuesday morning, metro-area hospitals reported 250 beds available for an occupancy rate of 82 percent.

There were 89 patients hospitalized for COVID-19 and of 429 available ventilators, 122 were in use including seven for coronavirus patients.

Lincoln reports 58 new cases

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department on Tuesday reported 58 new cases of COVID-19 in their area, bringing the community’s total to 2,895.

The number of COVID-19 deaths in Lancaster County remains at 14. The number of recoveries from the coronavirus as of Tuesday is 1,145.

There are 17 patients with COVID-19 currently hospitalized in Lancaster County hospitals, including nine from the county and eight from other communities. One patient from Lancaster County is on a ventilator.

1 new case in Mills County

Mills County has reported an additional case of COVID-19.

The new case is between 41-60 years old. This makes for 69 cases in the county.

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