OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — As coronavirus cases come in throughout our area on Friday, 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.
THREE RIVERS PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT:
Totals as of this evening:
- Dodge County: 838 cases
- Saunders County: 170 cases
- Washington County: 134 cases
- Total 3RPHD Case Count: 1142 cases
- 260 medical beds available and 101 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19.
- Of the 431 ventilators available to area hospitals, 127 were in use, including 14 for confirmed or suspect COVID-19 patients.
“As we are getting kids back into school it is imperative that we all do our part stay home if you are sick or if you have been around someone who has tested positive for COVID-19”, said Three Rivers Public Health Executive Director, Terra Uhing.
LINCOLN-LANCASTER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT:
- 16 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 3,431.
- The number of deaths in the community remains at 19.
- Recoveries: up from 1,518 to 1,591
Overall positivity rate:
- Lancaster County – remains at 6.7 percent
- State – remains at 9.4 percent
- National – remains at 9 percent
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients:
- 15 with six from Lancaster County (one on ventilator) and nine from other communities (two on ventilators).
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:
DOUGLAS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT:
- 167 new cases of COVID-19. That brings the total number of cases in Douglas County to 11,889 since the outbreak began in March.
- During the past day, the Health Department received one new death certificate related to COVID-19. A man in his 70s sadly has passed. The total number of lives lost in the county from the pandemic increases to 143.
- The county has confirmed 7,967 county residents have recovered from the illness.
RELEASE FROM MILLARD PUBLIC SCHOOLS:
We have just informed our Millard South community that an individual who was in the school this week has tested positive for COVID-19. As we will always do, we've informed our community and also will clean and sanitize the school.
Also, I reported to you on Wednesday that we had two positive individuals at Reagan Elementary. After review by the Douglas County Health Department, it was determined that only one person was positive.
Thus, in total, we have experienced two positive cases within our schools.