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Nebraska COVID-19 update: 64 new cases in Douglas County; CCC-O inmate tests positive

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Published: May. 15, 2020 at 11:13 PM CDT
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Here is a summary of new cases and other COVID-19 stats reported Monday by health officials across Nebraska.

2 deaths at Life Care Center of Elkhorn

has announced the passing of two of its residents due to COVID-19.

They say numbers continue to fluctuate but according to a release, this is the center's case update:

  • 51 residents have tested positive.
  • 25 residents have tested negative.
  • 2 tests are still pending.
  • 7 residents are hospitalized due to COVID-19.
  • 2 residents have passed away.
  • Our current resident count is 65 residents in-house, but can fluctuate daily.
  • 22 staff members have tested positive.
  • 30 staff members have tested negative, though not all staff members have been tested.
Case number update

As of 6 p.m. Monday,

has recorded 10,625 total cases of COVID-19 along with 125 deaths. That's 277 more cases than Sunday and two more deaths.

Dakota County has 18 more cases than yesterday with a total of 1,476 and Douglas County has 64 new cases with a total of 2,478.

CCC-O inmate tests positive

The Community Corrections Center- Omaha has announced that an inmate has tested positive for COVID-19.

The inmate was in close contact with another inmate who also tested positive for COVID-19.

This is the fourth inmate to test positive in NDCS, all four were from CCC-O, according to the release.

Three Rivers Public Health reports 44 new cases

Three Rivers Public Health Department released the new totals for Dodge, Saunders, and Washington counties.

According to the release, Dodge County has a total of 270 COVID-19 cases, Saunders has 23 cases, and Washington County has 24 cases. This puts the county total at 317.

In Friday's release, the Three Rivers Public Health Department listed a total of 273 cases. Since then, there have been 44 new cases.

Of the new cases, 41 of them are from Dodge County and three of them are from Saunders County.

64 new cases in Douglas County

The Douglas County Health Department has confirmed that the county total of COVID-19 cases is 2,478. Sunday's reported total from the Douglas County Health Department was 2,414.

According to the release, there are 64 new cases in the county but details are still being collected.

As of Sunday night, according to this release, local hospitals reported 444 medical surge beds available, and 137 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19.

Of the available 374 ventilators, 125 are in use- 44 being used for COVID-19 patients. This is 1 less than Sunday's report of 45 ventilators being used for COVID-19 patients.

The DCHD confirms that there have been 418 recoveries.

Lincoln announces 6th death

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department announced Monday afternoon a sixth person has died from COVID-19 in Lincoln.

Ninety lab-confirmed cases were also reported, bringing the community's total to 889 as of Monday afternoon.

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