Coronavirus case updates: June 18

Posted at 10:19 AM, Jun 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 16:35:10-04

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


Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (announced that 14 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lincoln today, bringing the community total to 1,559. The number of deaths in the community remains at 10.


  • The Health Department reported 109 new cases of COVID-19. That brings the total number of cases in Douglas County to 6,138 to date.
  • The Health Department also has received six additional death certificates for people who have passed from COVID-19 related illnesses. One death occurred in the middle of May, while the other five individuals passed during the first 15 days of June. This brings the total number of deaths linked to the pandemic to 72.
  • DCHD has confirmed 2,140 county residents have recovered from the illness.


A new Test Iowa clinic site opens in Cass County on June 23: 1500 East 10th St., Atlantic. Individuals who wish to get tested at any site must first complete the online assessment at []. They will then be directed to schedule an appointment.

Pottawattamie County Public Health reports 19 new COVID-19 cases. Two individuals are from Crescent, two are from Treynor, one is from Carter Lake, one is from Oakland, and the rest are from Council Bluffs. Two of these cases are epi-linked, and the other individuals were tested between June 12 and June 16. One of the individuals is ages 0-17; five are 18-40; seven are 41-60; six are 61-80.

Mills County reported two new coronavirus cases on Thursday.