Sunday Oct. 11 COVID-19 update: Douglas County reports 189 new cases

Published: Oct. 11, 2020 at 3:59 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, after a delay caused by technical issues state-wide, reported 189 new cases of COVID-19 in the area, bringing the community’s total to 18,252.

No new deaths were reported. The death toll in Douglas County remains at 203.

A total of 13,625 residents have recovered from the coronavirus.

Technical difficulties

The Douglas County Health Department, in a statement Sunday morning, announced no test results were available because of technical issues Douglas County and other areas in Nebraska were facing.

“It is our understanding other counties as well are being impacted by this issue. The DCHD staff is working with the state to resolve the situation,” the statement reads.

As of Sunday morning, the DCHD reported metro-area hospitals had 277 medical and surgical beds available for a 79 percent occupancy rate.

There were 135 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 while 27 more persons of interest waiting for test results.

Five confirmed to have COVID-19 or suspected of having the virus are on ventilators.

Results were later released Sunday evening.

Lancaster County

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department reported 70 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the community’s total to 7,481.

No new deaths were reported. The death toll in Lancaster County remains at 31.

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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