COVID-19 update: Lincoln has 8th death, Iowa updates numbers

Published: May. 22, 2020 at 8:14 PM CDT
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Here is a summary of new cases and other COVID-19 stats reported Sunday by health officials across Nebraska & Iowa.

Nebraska updates numbers

reported 12,134 total COVID-19 cases and 150 deaths.

This is 145 more cases than Saturday and 3 more deaths.

Hospital bed availability has lowered to 44 percent. Saturday it was at 46 percent. ICU bed availability is now at 40 percent and ventilator availability went up to 88 percent.

Currently 610 ventilators are available, which is two less than Saturday.

Lincoln reports 8th death

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department announced an eighth resident has died from COVID-19 in Lincoln.

According to the release, he was hospitalized at the time of his death and had underlying health conditions.

Along with the eighth death, Lincoln reports 29 new cases bringing the community total to 1,056.

Pott. County reports 8 cases

Pottawattamie County Public Health has reported 8 new cases Sunday.

Two of the cases are minors. The six others are between 18-60 years old.

Also within the county an additional 6 people have recovered. The total recoveries are now at 122.

Updated numbers for Iowa

The state of Iowa reports 263 new cases for Sunday making a total of 17,213 cases. They also confirmed an additional 5 deaths.

The state's new total negative tests are at 110,358, which is an additional 2,841 negative tests Sunday.

The state's positivity rate for this report is 8.4 percent.

9,216 Iowans have recovered.

Life Care Center- Lincoln reports death, 8 new cases

After testing residents who had already tested negative, the Life Care Center-Elkhorn reports that eight of them have now tested positive. They also report one death.

The Life Care Center had 68 positive cases until today. After adding 8 more they now have 76. The Center also has 30 staff members who have tested positive.

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