OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — As coronavirus cases come in throughout our area on Sunday, KMTV will update this story with the latest numbers. Check back often for updates. The latest updates will be posted at the top. You can find our full coronavirus coverage here.
The Douglas County Health Department reported 86 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of cases in Douglas County to 11,361 since the outbreak began in March. No new coronavirus deaths were reported, leaving the county's coronavirus death count at 137. DCHD says 7,672 county residents have recovered from the illness.
LINCOLN-LANCASTER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
24 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 3,337. The number of deaths in the community remains at 17.
Visit COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov to access a dashboard that summarizes Lancaster County COVID-19 data. LLCHD also released the following information today:
Recoveries: up from 1,406 to 1,436
Overall positivity rate:
- Lancaster County – down from 6.8 percent to 6.7 percent
- State – down from 9.5 percent to 9.4 percent
- National – down from 9.6 percent to 9 percent
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 17 with eight from Lancaster County (two on ventilators) and nine from other communities.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, shortness of breath, repeated shaking with chills, repeated muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell. If you have symptoms, please get tested. Testing is now open to all Lancaster County residents by appointment only.
The testing process begins with a free online risk assessment available at BryanHealth.com, CHIHealth.com or TestNebraska.com. Drive through test sites include:
- Bryan Health: LifePointe, 7501 S. 27th St.
- CHI Health St. Elizabeth: Gateway Mall, 6100 “O” St., northwest corner of the mall.
- Test Nebraska: Gateway Mall, northwest corner of the mall. Test Nebraska appointment times are from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 6 p.m. today through Saturday.
The COVID-19 Risk Dial is at “Orange,” indicating a high risk of the virus spreading. Residents are advised to follow these recommendations to protect themselves and others.
THREE RIVERS PUBLIC HEALTH
- Dodge County: 823 cases
- Saunders County: 157 cases
- Washington County: 123 cases
- Total 3RPHD Case Count: 1103 cases
DOUGLAS COUNTY YOUTH CENTER
- Since the pandemic began, a total of 8 employees with the youth center have tested positive for COVID-19
- Five have fully recovered and returned to work
- The other 3 are self-isolated
- All cases are believed to be community spread and not contracted within the facility