Sunday Oct. 18 COVID-19 update: 229 new cases in Douglas County

Published: Oct. 18, 2020 at 1:15 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 has reported 229 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the week’s positivity rate to 15.4 percent.

The community total is now 19,818 cases.

The total number of deaths remains at 214.

There have been 14,244 reported recoveries.

Lancaster County update

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department reported 58 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the community’s total to 8,112.

The number of deaths in the area remains at 35.

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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