Tuesday Sept. 8 COVID-19 update: Douglas County reports 41 new cases

Published: Sep. 8, 2020 at 11:44 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.

Douglas County update

The Douglas County Health Department reported 41 new cases of COVID-19 were reported by midnight the previous day. This makes 13,990 cases in the county.

There have been no new reported deaths. The total remains at 169.

The county also confirmed 10,036 recoveries.

As of Tuesday morning, 298 medical beds are available for a 78 percent occupancy rate.

Lincoln Police Chief tests positive

Chief Jeff Bliemeister tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Lincoln Police Department.

The chief began feeling symptoms on September 5th and has been self-quarantining at home.

Bliemeister is the fifth confirmed case within the department.

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

School dashboards: Millard Public Schools | Bellevue Public Schools | UNL | Midland University

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

COVID-19 information: Latest updates | Resources

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This report includes material from the Associated Press.