Saturday Aug. 1 COVID-19 update: 140 new cases in Douglas County

Published: Aug. 1, 2020 at 12:39 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.

140 new cases in Douglas County

On Saturday, the Douglas County Health Department reported 140 new cases of COVID-19 in the area, bringing the total number of documented cases to 10,332 since the outbreak began in March.

There were no new death certificates received by the department related to COVID-19. The death toll in Douglas County remains at 134.

A total of 6,824 people have recovered from the coronavirus.

As of Friday night, metro area hospitals had 245 medical and surgical beds available for an occupancy rate of 82 percent.

There were 106 patients with COVID-19 being treated at area hospitals and 34 patients waiting for test results while 12 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

Lincoln reports 53 new cases

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department reported 53 new cases in their area Saturday, bringing the community’s total to 3,074.

The number of deaths related to COVID-19 in Lancaster County remains at 15.

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.

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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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