June 18 COVID-19 update: 6 deaths, 109 new cases in Douglas County; drive-thru clinic expands testing

Published: Jun. 18, 2020 at 9:56 AM CDT
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Here is a summary of new cases and other COVID-19 stats reported Thursday by health officials across Nebraska & Iowa.

New drive-thru clinic expands testing

The Douglas County Health Department, One World Health Center, and Nebraska Medicine will bring testing to South Omaha on 50th and G streets.

outside of a grocery store and will be available 7 days a week. Testing will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekdays and 8 a.m. until noon on the weekends.

109 new cases, 6 deaths in Douglas County

The Douglas County Health Department has reported 109 new cases of COVID-19 and 6 additional deaths.

The total for the county is now 6,138 cases.

Of the six new deaths reported, one occurred in May, while the other five occurred within the last two weeks. The total number of deaths is now 72.

DCHD reports 2,140 recoveries.

Lancaster County reports 14 cases Thursday

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department announced 14 lab-confirmed cases Thursday, bringing the community's total to 1,559.

The number of deaths in the community related to COVID-19 remains at 10.

As of Thursday, there have been 473 residents who have recovered from the illness. There are 25 individuals with the virus currently hospitalized at area medical facilities, 15 of them residents, and six total on ventilators.

Pottawattamie County reports 19 new cases

On Thursday, Pottawattamie County Public Health reported 19 new cases of COVID-19 in their area, bringing the community's total to 608.

Of the new cases, two are from Crescent, two are from Treynor, one is from Carter Lake, one is from Oakland and the rest are from Council Bluffs.

One individual is under age 18, five are between ages 18 to 40, seven are between ages 41 to 60, and six are between ages 61 to 80.

As of Thursday, 6,982 Pottawattamie County residents have been tested for coronavirus.

Mills County reports two cases

Mills County Public Health reported two additional cases fo COVID-19 in their area Thursday, bringing the community's total to 26.

Both of the newly confirmed cases are adults age 18 to 40 who contracted the virus by community spread.

As of Thursday, 22 residents of Mills County have recovered from the illness and a total of 1,640 residents have been tested.