Thursday Aug. 13 COVID-19 update: 93 new cases, 2 deaths in Douglas County

Published: Aug. 13, 2020 at 11:12 AM CDT
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(WOWT) - Here is a summary of new cases and other COVID-19 stats reported today by health officials across Nebraska & Iowa.

Sarpy/Cass counties report 2 deaths this week

The Sarpy/Cass County Health Department has reported 2,531 total cases since the outbreak began. Sarpy County having 2,360 and Cass County having 171.

They also report 2 deaths this week for a total of 14 COVID-19 related deaths.

Nebraska, Iowa totals

Nebraska has reported 29,660 total cases of COVID-19. That’s a 416 increase from yesterday’s count.

Nebraska is also up 4 deaths with a total of 360.

There is a 36% hospital bed availability, 36% ICU bed availability, and 80% ventilator availability.

Iowa has reported a total of 50,336 cases and they are up 7 deaths with a total of 960.

50th and G test site closed for today

A testing site near 50th and G is closed for the day following network service issues, according to a release.

The site is anticipated to reopen on Sunday.

93 new cases, 2 deaths in Douglas County

The Douglas County Health Department has reported 93 new cases of COVID-19 and two additional deaths.

A man in his 60s and a woman in her 80s have passed.

The total cases in the count since the outbreak began in March are at 11,722 and the number of deaths is at 142.

Positive case at Lincoln high school

(KOLN) - According to a report from our sister station, 10/11 Now, an email sent to parents Thursday said someone at Lincoln Southwest High School had tested positive for COVID-19.

The letter didn’t indicate whether it was a student or staff member who tested positive, but the school says the notification was sent to parents and to members of the freshmen football team.

LPS said through the contact tracing process, it was determined the positive case was not in high-risk contact with any LSW students or staff in school during the first day on Wednesday. But the team was identified as close high-risk contacts and instructed to quarantine.

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

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