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Friday Oct. 9 COVID-19 update: More prison staffers test positive; Douglas County reports 185 new cases, 4 deaths

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Published: Oct. 9, 2020 at 11:08 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 185 new cases for Friday and four new deaths. The total number of cases has reached 17,827.

The number of COVID-19 deaths in the community has reached 202. Three men and a woman over 70 have passed.

There have been 13,397 reported recoveries.

More prison staffers test positive for coronavirus

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska’s prison system continues to see more staff members infected with the coronavirus and confirmed cases statewide surpassed 50,000.

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services says in news releases this week that four employees at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln and another at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women in York have tested positive for COVID-19. With the new cases, a total of 167 state prison workers have now tested positive for the virus.

A page on the agency’s website dedicated to tracking the virus within the department was last updated Oct. 2 and showed that 231 inmates had tested positive for the coronavirus, while one inmate at the Nebraska State Penitentiary has died from the virus.

— The Associated Press

Three Rivers update

The Three Rivers Public Health Department is reporting three new deaths within its jurisdiction.

A Dodge County man in his 60s, a Dodge County woman in her 90s, and a Washington County woman in her 70s have passed.

Dodge County has now had a total of 16 deaths, Saunders County has had 4, and Washington County has reported 6.

Lancaster County update

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department reported 112 new cases of COVID-19. The community total is now 7,289.

The number of deaths remains at 30.

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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