Saturday Nov. 21 COVID-19 update: Lancaster County reports 422 cases, 1 death
(WOWT) - Here is a summary of new cases and other COVID-19 stats reported today by health officials across Nebraska & Iowa.
The Douglas County Health Department has reported 598 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. The new community total is 35,246 positive cases.
Three new deaths were also reported Saturday: One woman in her 50s and two men over 75 years of age are deceased. The community total is now 298 deaths.
The most recent report of recoveries is 17,830.
The health department also reported hospitalization counts from Friday. 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.
The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department reported one death and 422 new cases in their area Saturday, bringing the community’s total to 14,428 cases.
The deceased was a man in his 80s. The death toll in Lancaster County is now 67.
Fighting to breathe.— Nebraska Medicine (@NebraskaMed) November 21, 2020
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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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