Friday Nov. 20 COVID-19 update: Douglas County reports 680 new cases, 14 deaths

Published: Nov. 20, 2020 at 11:07 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.


According to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, here are the latest statistics as of 6 p.m. compared to Nov. 19:

111,661 Nebraska cases (up 2,381)

897 Nebraska deaths (up 43)

987 Nebraska residents hospitalized with COVID-19 -- a new high. The previous record of 983 was set Nov. 19.

1,243,253 Nebraska tests completed

27 percent hospital bed availability

22 percent ICU bed availability

66 percent ventilator availability


According to the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services, here are the latest statistics as of 6 p.m. compared to Nov. 19:

203,975 Iowa cases (up 4,261)

Positivity rate: 17.8 percent overall. The 14-day average is 21.6 percent.

1,146,792 Iowa individuals tested so far (1,721,472 Test Iowa assessments)

2,135 Iowa deaths (up 29)

1,416 hospitalized in Iowa with COVID-19, a reduction of 31.

273 Iowa patients in the ICU, a reduction of two.

200 new hospital admissions, a reduction of seven.

114,345 Iowans recovered

Douglas County

The Douglas County Health Department has reported 680 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Friday. The new community total is 34,648 positive cases.

Fourteen new deaths were also reported Friday: A man and a woman in their 60s and seven men and five women over 75 have passed. The community total is now 295.

The most recent report of recoveries is 17,666.

The health department also reported updated hospitalization counts today. Currently, 81% of medical beds are occupied, leaving 281 beds available. ICU beds are 80% occupied, with 66 beds available. Additionally, 421 hospitalized patients were also diagnosed with COVID-19; 117 were in ICUs, and 47 more patients are waiting for test results to confirm whether they are positive for the virus.

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 | Sarpy County | Lancaster County | Nebraska | Iowa | Worldwide

School dashboards: Omaha Public Schools | Millard Public Schools | Bellevue Public Schools | Westside Community Schools | Gretna Public Schools | Elkhorn Public Schools | UNL | Midland University

COVID-19 risk dials: Omaha-Douglas County | Lincoln-Lancaster County

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