Nebraska COVID-19 update: 92 more cases in Douglas County, 7th death in Lincoln

Published: May. 19, 2020 at 1:06 AM CDT
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Here is a summary of new cases and other COVID-19 stats reported Tuesday by health officials across Nebraska.

3rd death in Sarpy/Cass counties

A Sarpy County man in his 80s has died due to COVID-19 complications. This is the area's third death.

Updated state numbers

at 6 p.m. Tuesday, the state has 10,846 total cases and 132 deaths.

This is an increase in 221 cases since Monday which reported a total of 10,625 cases. There was also an increase in 7 deaths. Monday reported 125.

Douglas County sits at 2,583 cases, Dakota County is at 1,475, and Hall has 1,435 total cases.

Lincoln has 7th death

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department announced that a seventh resident has died from COVID-19.

The Health Department also confirmed 21 more cases, bringing the community total to 910.

92 more cases in Douglas County

The Douglas County Health Department has confirmed that the total of cases has increased to 2,570 in the county. Monday's case count was 2,478, according to the department. That's an increase of 92 cases.

As of Monday night, the department also reports that 412 surge beds are available and there are 137 patients hospitalized with COVID-19. That is 32 fewer surge beds than Monday.

Of the 374 total ventilators, 122 are in use, 44 of them being used for COVID-19 patients. The amount of COVID-19 patients using ventilators has not changed since Monday.

According to Tuesday's release, 471 people have recovered. That is 53 more recoveries than Monday.