Wednesday Sept. 16 COVID-19 update: 94 new cases, 2 deaths in Douglas County

Published: Sep. 16, 2020 at 11:17 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.

Nebraska, Iowa totals

Nebraska reported 39,419 total cases and 439 total deaths for Wednesday. This count is up 449 cases and 3 deaths from yesterday.

Hospital bed availability is at 33 percent, ICU bed availability is at 33 percent, and ventilator availability is at 81 percent.

Iowa reported 76,282 total cases, 884 more than yesterday’s count, and 1,237 total deaths. The state also reports 55,101 recoveries.

Douglas County update

The Douglas County Health Department reported 94 new cases Wednesday and two new deaths.

The total cases in the community have reached 14,716.

Two men in their 70s have passed. The total number of deaths in the county is now 180.

There have been 11,097 confirmed recoveries.

Lancaster County update

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department reported 86 new COVID-29 cases bringing the community total to 5,388. The number of deaths remains at 21.

The county reported 2,113 recoveries.

Three Rivers update

The Three Rivers Public Health Department updated its risk dial for the week to yellow.

Yellow is a moderate risk. The dial is very close to orange, which is a high risk. All three counties within the jurisdiction individually rate as yellow as well.

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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