Tuesday Nov. 17 COVID-19 update: Douglas County reports more than 1,300 new cases

Published: Nov. 17, 2020 at 11:13 AM CST
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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.

Lancaster County

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department has announced two more deaths related to COVID-19. The community total is now 63.

The individuals were a man and a woman in their 70s.

The county also reports 177 new cases, bringing the total to 13,254.

Recoveries are also up from 4,711 to 4,748.

The positivity rate is now 29.8 percent.

Douglas County

The Douglas County Health Department has reported 1,377 cases Tuesday bringing the community total to 32,146 cases.

According to a Douglas County Health Department spokesperson, 750 of those new cases were from mid-October. The spokesman told 6 News that those reports were only just added to the DCHD reporting system Monday night after being delayed by technical difficulties. DCHD later stated that those who had tested positive those days “were contacted by their physicians about the results in a timely manner."

The health department said Nebraska COVID-19 testing labs report their data directly to the state, and the state then passes along data pertaining to Douglas County residents to DCHD.

Four new deaths were also been reported Tuesday: two women over age 75 and two men over 60 have passed. The death toll is now 275.

The most recent report of recoveries is 17,294.

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Posted by Nebraska Medicine on Tuesday, November 17, 2020

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

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