COVID-19 update: 11th resident at west Omaha nursing home dies

Published: Jun. 4, 2020 at 6:34 PM 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.

40 cases in Pott. County

The Pottawattamie Public Health Department has reported 40 new COVID-19 cases.

Two of the individuals are from Carter Lake, one is from Avoca, one is from Neola, and 36 and from Council Bluffs.

There are 492 cases in the county.

97 new cases, 1 death in Douglas County

The Douglas County Health Department reports 97 new cases of COVID-19. This brings the total in the county to 5,433.

There's also one new death to report. The death is a man in his 60s with underlying conditions. The total death in the county is at 54.

11th resident at west Omaha nursing home dies of COVID-19

An 11th resident at a west Omaha nursing home that's been ravaged by the new coronavirus has died of the virus.

The Life Care Center of Elkhorn in Omaha said its latest death occurred Monday.

So far, 69 residents and 30 workers at the center have tested positive for COVID-19.

The facility has been battling an outbreak of the virus since April. News of the new death toll at the center comes as state officials reported four new COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday for total of 195.

An online coronavirus tracker for the state also shows 142 new cases of the virus were reported on Wednesday, bringing the state's total cases to more than 16,000.