Wednesday July 29 COVID-19 update: Douglas County reports youngest death as case total surpasses 10,000

Published: Jul. 29, 2020 at 11:04 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 29, 2020 at 4:26 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.

State totals

Nebraska cases are up 265 from yesterday’s count with a total of 25,442. Deaths are up 3 since yesterday with a total of 324.

There are 137 currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as well as a 36% hospital bed availability, 38% ICU bed availability, and an 80% ventilator availability.

Iowa cases have reached 42,285. Iowa is also up 9 deaths with a total of 848.

246 are hospitalized in Iowa, 76 patients are in the ICU, and there were 23 new hospital admissions.

121 new cases, 3 deaths in Douglas County

Douglas County has now reached over 10,000 cases since the beginning of the outbreak in March, according to the health department.

Douglas County Health Department reports 121 new cases and 3 new deaths Wednesday. The total number of cases is now 10,008.

Two women over 80 and a man in his 20s with underlying conditions have passed. DCHD told 6 News the man was the youngest COVID-19 death in the county since the start of the pandemic.

There are also an additional seven hospitalizations, a concerning factor pointed to Tuesday by DCHD Director Dr. Adi Pour, for a total of 96.

3 new cases in Mills County

Mills County has reported 3 new COVID-19 cases. This brings their community total to 72 since the outbreak began.

The county also reports 37 total recoveries.

Lincoln reports 15th death

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department announced its 15th COVID-19 released death in Lincoln along with 50 new cases.

The total number of cases has now reached 2,945.

Lincoln also reports 1,189 recoveries.

Three Rivers Public Health releases new totals

Three Rivers has reported a total of 968 COVID-19 cases in its jurisdiction since the outbreak began.

Washington County has 95, Saunders County has 120, and Dodge County has 753.

REFERENCE NOTE -- 6 News pulls data from Nebraska and Iowa COVID-19 dashboards at 6 p.m. daily. All other reports in this post come from official news releases from area health departments and other authorities as stated.

Resource links

COVID-19 dashboards: Douglas County | Lancaster County | Nebraska | Iowa | Worldwide

COVID-19 risk dials: Omaha-Douglas County | Lincoln-Lancaster County

COVID-19 information: Latest updates | Resources

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