Thursday Oct. 1 COVID-19 update: Douglas County reports 126 new cases, 86 school cases in past two weeks

Published: Oct. 1, 2020 at 11:32 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 126 new cases Thursday for a total of 16,505 total cases.

In the past two weeks, K-12 schools in the county have reported 86 cases — 46 staff and 40 students — and have quarantined 356 people with 438 self-monitoring, according to a DCHD spokesman.

No additional COVID-19 deaths have been reported, so the total number of lives lost remains at 194.

As of Thursday, the county has confirmed 12,595 COVID-19 recoveries.

109 new cases in Lancaster County

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Health officials announced that 109 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lancaster County on Thursday, bringing the community total to 6,641. The number of deaths in the community remains at 24.

Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department reported the positivity rate there rose slightly from 8.5% to 8.6% and that 67 are hospitalized — 41 from Lancaster County and 26 from surrounding communities — with 10 on ventilators.

LLCHD also reported that recoveries are up from 2,507 to 2,587.

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: Omaha Public Schools | 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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