Thursday Oct. 8 COVID-19 update: Douglas County reports 195 new cases

Published: Oct. 8, 2020 at 11:26 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 has reported 195 new cases for Thursday. The total has reached 17,642.

The number of COVID-19 deaths in the community remains at 198.

There have been 13,279 reported recoveries.

More test positive at NDCS

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) said four more staff members within the department have tested positive for COVID-19.

Three staff members are employed at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP). The fourth staff member is employed at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW).

All four individuals are self-isolating at home.

This brings the total number of NDCS staff members diagnosed with COVID-19 to 166. One hundred and sixteen of those individuals have recovered from COVID-19.

Small cluster identified at UNL fraternity

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - A small cluster of COVID-19 has been identified at a fraternity on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus.

Phi Kappa Theta fraternity has seven cases of the coronavirus.

The house self-quarantined before official notification of quarantine from the Lincoln Lancaster County Health 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.

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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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