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213 COVID cases reported at Douglas Co. schools in past two weeks

199 students in quarantine
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Posted at 3:40 PM, Dec 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-10 18:15:35-05

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Neb. (KMTV) — The Douglas County Health Department is reporting 482 additional cases of COVID-19 for a total of 45,612 to date.

In addition, the DCHD said schools in the county have reported 213 cases over the past 14 days. Of those cases, 100 were staff members and 113 were students. 199 of those students are currently in quarantine.

Four additional deaths have been reported as well for a total of 387. All were men ages 60-90.

The department said 22,533 residents have recovered from the virus.

In Lincoln, the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) repored five more deaths for a total of 115 since the pandemic began.

Those deaths include "a man in his 60s who was hospitalized and four who were in long-term care facilities – one woman in her 60s and two women and a man in their 80s."

LLCDH is also reporting 27 lab-confirmed cases for a total of 19,466 to date.

Other data from LLCHD:

  • Recoveries: up from 5,591 to 5,660
  • Weekly positivity rate:
    • November 29 through December 5: 33.9 percent
    • December 6 through 10: 27.4 percent
  • Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 130 with 81 from Lancaster County (three on ventilators) and 49 from other communities (13 on ventilators).
  • The COVID-19 Risk Dial is in the red position indicating a severe risk of the virus spreading.

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