Coronavirus case updates: August 16

Posted at 1:56 PM, Aug 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-16 18:32:04-04

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.



  • 114 additional positive COVID-19 cases for a total of 12,126 cases
  • Total number of cases for the week was 854, an increase of 46 from the previous week
  • Percentage of positive tests this past week was 10.5% with 854 positives out of 8,114 tested compared to 808 positives out of 8,158 tested last week for a positivity rate of 9.9%
  • Total deaths remains at 143
  • 8,151 residents have recovered
  • As of Saturday, metro area hospitals had 268 beds available for an 81 percent occupancy rate
  • 97 inpatients diagnosed with COVID-19
  • 30 additional persons of interest
  • 12 individuals suspected or confirmed of having COVID-19 were on ventilators


  • 15 additional COVID-19 cases reported Sunday for a total of 3,467 cases
  • The number of deaths remains at 19

Coronavirus Resources and Information

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