Monday Nov. 16 COVID-19 update: 282 new cases, 1 death in Douglas County
(WOWT) - Here is a summary of new cases and other COVID-19 stats reported today by health officials across Nebraska & Iowa.
According to the Department of Health and Human Services for Nebraska, here are the most up-to-date COVID-19 statistics as of 6 p.m. compared to Nov. 15:
Total cases: 101,601, an increase of 3,440, a new record of daily new cases. The previous record of 2,681 was set Nov. 6.
Deaths: 797, an increase of 18.
Hospitalizations: 938, a new record. The previous record was 918 set Nov. 13.
Total tests: 1,166,243.
Hospital bed availability: 29 percent.
ICU bed availability: 21 percent.
Ventilator availability: 69 percent.
According to the Department of Health and Human Services for Iowa, here are the most up-to-date COVID-19 statistics as of 6 p.m. compared to Nov. 15:
Total cases: 188,378.
Positivity rate: 17 percent.
14-day average positivity rate: 23.2 percent.
Individuals tested: 1,109,322.
Test Iowa assessments: 1,677,066.
Total deaths: 1,991.
Hospitalizations: 1,510. A new record, the previous record was 1,390 set Nov. 15.
Patients in ICU: 288. A new record, the previous was 271.
New hospital admissions: 215, down from 243 on Nov. 15.
The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department reported 2 more deaths today, bringing the community total to 61. The individuals were in their 70s and 80s.
The health department also reports 202 new cases bringing the community total to 13,077.
Recoveries are up from 4,673 to 4,711.
Lancaster’s positivity rate is up from 11.2 percent to 11.3 percent.
The Douglas County Health Department reported three deaths and 282 new cases Monday bringing the community total to 30,769 cases.
A man in his 50s has passed bringing the community total to 271.
The most recent report of recoveries is 17,205.
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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