COVID-19 update: Douglas County reports 3 deaths, 150 new cases Friday; Life Care Center reports 10th resident death

Published: May. 28, 2020 at 8:09 PM 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.

New numbers for Nebraska and Iowa


has released new numbers for Friday. The total cases in the state have reached 13,654. That is up 393 from yesterday. The state has also reported 6 more deaths with a total of 170.

The state is at 43 percent hospital bed availability, 45 percent ICU bed availability, and 79 percent ventilator availability.

has reported a total of 18,956 cases. That is up 370 from yesterday. Iowa has also reported 524 total deaths, up 18 from yesterday.

Three Rivers releases new totals

The Three Rivers Public Health Department has reported a total of 504 cases within their district.

Dodge County currently has 442 cases, Saunders County has 34 cases, and Washington County has 28.

23 new cases in Lincoln

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department reported 23 new cases, bringing the total to 1,158.

12 new cases, 1 death in Pott. County

The Pottawattamie County Public Health has reported 12 new COVID-19 cases along with an additional death.

This is the eighth death for the county. The individual was an elderly female from Council Bluffs with pre-existing medical conditions.

The county has a total of 272 cases.

3 more deaths, 150 cases confirmed in Douglas County

Douglas County Health Department said it had confirmed three more deaths — all women older than 65 — related to COVID-19 and 150 more cases.

In its Friday morning news release, the county reported it had confirmed 3,9191 cases and 37 related deaths since the pandemic was first identified here.

As of Thursday night, according to the release:

  • 713 county residents had recovered from COVID-19
  • 159 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19, 47 of them on ventilators
  • 431 hospital beds were available — a 71% capacity rate
  • 207 ventilators were available
How to get tested in Douglas County

The county is continuing to test at its drive-through clinic in south Omaha through Saturday, the DCHD release states.

Testing is available at OneWorld Community Health Center, 4920 S. 30th St., from noon to 5 p.m., or until all tests provided are used.

Anyone wanting to be tested for COVID-19 at DCHD’s clinic



Those arriving ahead of their appointment time should park at the Metropolitan Community College Campus and wait for instructions.

Others who want to be tested for COVID-19 can



Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Thursday that


Elkhorn nursing home reports 10th death

Life Care Center in Elkhorn reported Friday that another resident with COVID-19 had died, the 10th such death that has occurred since an outbreak was detected at the center about a month ago.

According to the news release, an additional resident has also tested positive, bringing the total of residents confirmed to have COVID-19 to 69.

The nursing home also reported that 14 more staffers had recovered, and that two returned to work.

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