Sunday Sept. 13 COVID-19 update: Positivity rate falls in Douglas County

Published: Sep. 13, 2020 at 3:47 PM 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 67 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths on Sunday.

The positivity rate for last week fell to 7.4 percent, a marked improvement compared to the 10.5 percent rate the week ending Aug. 15 when the Omaha City Council passed the city’s mask ordinance.

The total number of deaths in the county remains at 178.

The total number of cases is now 14,474.

The county also confirmed 10,809 recoveries.

Lancaster County update

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department reported 53 new cases of COVID-19 in their area Sunday.

The community’s total number of cases is 5,155. The number of deaths remains at 21.

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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