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Coronavirus case updates: August 23, 2020

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Posted at 12:56 PM, Aug 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-23 17:27:52-04

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 a tally of cases at area schools here.

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DOUGLAS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

  • 65 additional positive cases for a total of 12,665 cases
  • Deaths related to the pandemic remains at 150
  • 8,683 residents have recovered
  • During the past week, the positivity rate on 6,222 tests was 9% compared to 10.4% the previous week on 8,061 tests
  • There were 559 positive test results during the past week compared to 841 a week ago
  • As of the most recent report Saturday, metro hospitals had 252 beds available for an 81% occupancy rate
  • There were 93 inpatients diagnosed with COVID-19 and 22 additional persons of interest
  • 15 individuals who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators

LINCOLN-LANCASTER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

  • 17 additional cases reported for a total of 3,635 cases
  • Number of deaths in the community remains at 19

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