Coronavirus case updates: April 30

Posted at 9:51 AM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 21:28:26-04

As coronavirus cases come in throughout our area on Thursday, 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.


The Sarpy/Cass Health Department reported the first coronavirus death in Sarpy County on Thursday.

The death was a man in his 80's who had serious underlying health conditions. He contracted coronavirus by community-spread and had been hospitalized since April 23.

To date, there have been 123 cases of COVID-19 in Sarpy County and 5 in Cass County: 19 travel-related, 39 community acquired, 62 close contact, and 8 under investigation.

Douglas County reported 73 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday, pushing the total in the county to 609 since the start of the out break.

The age range is from four to 65 years of age. County health officials are unaware of any hospitalizations from these latest cases.

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced that 35 more lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lincoln, bringing the community total to 237.

104 cases are community-spread, 19 are travel-related, 12 are through direct contact and 101 cases have unknown origins.

The community has only had one death at this time.

3,784 tests have been conducted in the community.


In Iowa, 14 more people have died in relation to the coronavirus, bringing the state's total to 162 fatal cases.

The state also shared that another 302 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed, for a state total of 7,145 positive cases. 335 are currently hospitalized, and 2,697 Iowans have recovered.

According to IDPH the additional 14 deaths were reported in the following counties:

  • Dubuque County, 1 middle age adult (41-60 years)
  • Linn County, 3 older adults (61-80 years)
  • Marshall County, 1 middle age adult (41-60 years)
  • Muscatine County, 2 older adults (61-80 years), 3 elderly adults (81+)
  • Polk County, 3 elderly adults (81+)
  • Scott County, 1 elderly adult (81+)

There have been an additional 1,028 negative tests for a total of 35,552 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs. At this time, 1 in 74 Iowans have already been tested.

Pottawattamie County has reported 6 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the county total to 42.

The six new cases are residents of Council Bluffs and include two females and four males. These individuals were tested for COVID-19 between April 20 and April 28. Two individuals are between 61-80 years old, three are between 41-60 years old, and one is between 18-40 years old. Four of them have pre-existing conditions. All six new cases were the result of community spread, and all six of these individuals are self-isolating at home.

Twenty individuals have recovered, 19 are self-isolating at home, one is hospitalized, and there have been two deaths.

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