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Coronavirus case updates: August 29, 2020

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Posted at 1:12 PM, Aug 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-29 16:29:20-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — As coronavirus cases come in throughout our area on Saturday, 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.

NEBRASKA

NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

  • One staff member at the Lincoln Correctional Center has tested positive for COVID-19
  • One staff member at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution has tested positive
  • Both are self-isolating
  • Total NDCS staff diagnosed with COVID-19 is 63
  • 54 individuals have recovered

DOUGLAS COUNTY

  • 105 additional cases for a total of 13,255 cases
  • Deaths remain at 160
  • 9,222 residents have recovered
  • As of Saturday morning, metro hospitals had 286 beds available for a 79% occupancy rate
  • There were 87 inpatients diagnosed with COVID-19 and 31 additional persons of interest
  • 17 individuals confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators

LINCOLN-LANCASTER COUNTY

  • 48 additional cases for a total of 3,923 cases
  • Deaths in the community remains at 20