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Coronavirus case updates: April 24

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Posted at 12:46 PM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 19:46:52-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — As coronavirus cases come in throughout our area on Friday, KMTV will update this story with the latest details. Check back often for updates. The latest updates will be posted at the top. You can find our full coronavirus coverage here.

NEBRASKA

  • 2,124 total cases to date
  • 47 coroanvirus-related deaths to date

DOUGLAS COUNTY

  • 376 cases to date with additional 28 reported today
  • Deaths remain at 14 to date

SARPY COUNTY

  • 77 cases to date

HALL COUNTY

  • 647 cases to date

DAWSON COUNTY

  • 256 cases to date

DAKOTA COUNTY

  • 168 cases to date

CENTRAL DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENT

  • 760 cases to date
  • 21 deaths to date

The Central District Health Department provided the following:

There are 8 cases in Merrick County, 31 cases in Hamilton County and 721 in Hall County. The most recent deaths are a man in his 30's from Hall County, and a female in her 70's from Hall County.

The Central District Health Department reports that at 2:00 p.m. today, April 24, 2020, the number of positive cases confirmed by laboratory is 760 with 21 deaths. There are 8 cases in Merrick County, 31 cases in Hamilton County and 721 in Hall County. The most recent deaths are a man in Hall County and a woman about 70 years old from Hall County.

LANCASTER COUNTY

  • 113 cases to date
  • One death to date

THREE RIVERS PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT

The department provided the following information:

Three Rivers Public Health Department (3RPHD) has identified three cases of COVID-19.

The cases are all Dodge County residents. The first case is a male in his 40s and is self-isolating at home. The second case is a female in her 30’s and is self-isolating at home. The third case is a female in her 50s and is self-isolating at home. The contact investigations have been completed and all identified close contacts will self-quarantine and be actively monitored twice daily by public health officials for fever and respiratory symptoms. These cases are deemed to be community spread, which means the point of exposure has no obvious origin.

As cases continue to rise, the most important public message is that exposures are possible anytime one leaves their home. For this reason, each person must assume the personal responsibility for protecting him or herself from exposure by social distancing and staying home. It is essential that if you are sick that you stay home. Assume that COVID-19 is present in all our communities and conduct yourself accordingly. Dodge County now has 43 cases, Washington County has 22 cases and Saunders County has 9 cases. This brings the 3RPHD health jurisdiction total to 74 cases.

IOWA

Governor Kim Reynolds reported an additional 11 deaths for a total of 107. Reynolds also reported an additional 521 cases for a total of 4,445.

Reynolds attributed the state's largest number of new cases reported in one day to increased testing abilities.

The Iowa Department of Public Health reported the following on the people who died:

  • Bremer County, 1 elderly adults (81+)
  • Black Hawk County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years)
  • Linn County, 2 older adults (61-80 years), 2 elderly adults (81+)
  • Polk County, 2 elderly adults (81+)
  • Scott County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)

27,758 negative tests have been processed to date.

Coronavirus Resources and Information

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