Friday Oct. 2 COVID-19 update: Douglas County reports 186 new cases, 2 deaths after cyberattack delay

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Published: Oct. 2, 2020 at 3:40 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 186 new cases Friday for a total of 16,691 total cases. Two additional deaths were reported, bringing the area’s total death toll to 196.

The deceased are described as a male under 20 years of age and a male over 80 years of age.

Fifty of the new cases were delayed because of the cyberattack recently perpetrated against Nebraska Medicine.

A total of 12,706 county residents have recovered from the coronavirus, the DCHD stated.

Nebraska update

According to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services on Friday, the state’s case total as of 5:45 p.m. was 46,977.

There were a total of 25 new deaths since last Friday, bringing to state’s total to 493.

A total of 34,090 Nebraskans have recovered from the coronavirus.

New case totals in Iowa exceed 1,000 for third consecutive day

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa posted more than 1,000 new confirmed coronavirus cases for the third consecutive day as the coronavirus continued to aggressively spread in many areas of the state.

State public health data posted Friday morning indicated 1,142 new confirmed cases in the past 24 hours with over 90,700 cases now identified since March. The state posted nine additional deaths for a total of 1,367.

Iowa averaged nearly 900 cases a day in the past week. As of Friday, 85 of Iowa’s 99 counties have a positivity rate exceeding 5%, the rate at which many public health experts recommend a mask mandate. Gov. Kim Reynolds has rejected such a mandate.

— The Associated Press

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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