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June 19 COVID-19 update: 4 deaths, 102 new cases in Douglas County

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Published: Jun. 18, 2020 at 9:57 AM CDT
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Here is a summary of new cases and other COVID-19 stats reported Friday by health officials across Nebraska & Iowa.

3 new cases in Mills County

Mills County has reported 3 new cases of COVID-19.

The total case count in the county is now at 29.

4 deaths, 102 new cases in Douglas County

The Douglas County Health Department has reported 102 new cases and four deaths.

A man in his 40s has passed away and a man and two women over 75 have passed away.

The total number of deaths in the county is now 76.

The total case count in Douglas County has reached 6,240.

DCHD has confirmed 2,240 recoveries.

Pottawattamie County reports 25 cases

Pottawattamie County Public Health reported 25 new cases of COVID-19 in their area, bringing the community's total to 633 as of Friday.

Of the new cases, three are from Carter Lake, two are from Underwood and the remainder are from Council Bluffs.

Four are under the age of 18, 10 are between the ages of 18 to 40 and four are between the ages of 61 to 80.

The PCPH reported 7,272 county residents have been tested for COVID-19. Of the current cases, 217 individuals are self-isolating at home, five are hospitalized and 374 have recovered.

29 more cases in Lincoln

Lincoln officials on Friday reported an additional 29 COVID-19 cases had been confirmed there.

According to the news release from Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department, the city has now had 1,588 cases; six more recoveries, for a total of 479; and has two more hospitalizations, for a total of 27.

The health district is reporting a positivity rate of 6.9% — lower than the Nebraska rate of 11.8% and a national rate of 10.9%, the release states.

Three Rivers reports one death, more cases

Three Rivers Public Health Department reported Friday of a COVID-19 related death of a man in Dodge County. The deceased was in his 40s.

It is the ninth death in Dodge County caused by the pandemic. Two have died in Saunders County and one has died in Washington County.

All three counties combined have 754 cases of coronavirus. As of Friday morning, 344 medical beds were available in the area with 104 COVID-19 patients hospitalized.

Of 367 ventilators available, 116 are in use, 28 of which are being used by COVID-19 patients, TRPHD reported in a statement issued Friday.

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