OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — As coronavirus cases come in throughout our area on Tuesday, 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.
DOUGLAS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT:
- 56 new cases of COVID-19 reported by midnight the previous day. This makes 12,236 cases in Douglas County since the outbreak began in March.
- During the past day, the Health Department received two new death certificates related to COVID-19. The county sadly has lost a man over 70 years of age and a woman over 85 years of age. The total number of deaths in the county related to the pandemic now totals 145.
- The county has confirmed 8,257 county residents have recovered from the illness.
- The county reported a positivity rate of 4.8 percent yesterday.
RALSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS - MEADOWS ELEMENTARY:
- A Red Square student in Ms. Sadlemyer's 3rd grade class at Meadows Elementary has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
- The student was also enrolled in the Lil' Rams Before and After School Program and attended on a Red Square Day.
- The student was not in attendance on Blue Triangle Day.
- Those who had close contact are being asked to self-quarantine.
MILLARD PUBLIC SCHOOLS - CATHER ELEMENTARY & WHEELER ELEMENTARY:
- One case has been announced at each school
- Schools are being sanitized and cleaned
GRETNA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
- One staff member has tested positive
- Parents were notified and rooms were cleaned
- 5 teachers quarantined, subs will teach in place of the teachers
#coronavirus— Courtney Johns (@CourtneyJohnsTV) August 18, 2020
11 more people have died from the virus in Iowa. Here is a look at the latest numbers:
987 total deaths
307 new cases
52,924 total cases
41,514 recovered pic.twitter.com/R0IK0hU1Mf