Coronavirus case updates: May 13

Posted at 12:15 PM, May 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 18:57:32-04

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



8,692 positive tests — 41,033 negative tests — 103 deaths

The Three Rivers Public Health Department, which comprises Dodge, Saunders and Washington counties, reported seven more coronavirus cases on Tuesday and 19 more on Wednesday.

Tuesday's cases were all Dodge County residents between the ages of 24-52. Five were woman and two were men. Contact investigations are underway and close contacts will quarantine.

Wednesday's cases consisted of 18 Dodge County residents and one Saunders county resident. Of the cases in Dodge County, there were 13 men and five women between the ages of 19-60 and three minors. The Saunders County case was a minor. Contact investigations are underway.

Douglas County reported 89 more coronavirus cases on Wednesday. That pushes the total number of coronavirus cases reported there to 1,801 since the start of the pandemic.

Douglas County officials said of Tuesday night, local hospitals reported 497 medical surge beds were available and 114 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19.

Of the 370 ventilators available to area hospitals, 128 were in use, including 43 for confirmed COVID-19 patients.

Douglas County oficials say 305 county residents have recovered from coronavirus.

Douglas County officials also said nearly 43 percent of coronavirus cases in the county have happened in the Hispanic community.


Eastern Nebraska Veterans' Home in Bellevue

A teammate at the Eastern Nebraska Veterans’ Home in Bellevue has tested positive for COVID-19.

After reporting symptoms consistent with COVID-19, the teammate received testing, and has not returned to the facility since being tested.

The facility is working with the Sarpy Cass Health Department to conduct contact tracing and complete additional testing of members and teammates if necessary.

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department reported its fourth coronavirus death on Wednesday in addition to 23 more cases



Pottawattamie County reported 15 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.

Twelve of the new cases are residents of Council Bluffs, and three are Oakland residents. One of the cases is a child (0-18), nine are 18-40 years old, two are 41-60 years old, two are 61-80 years old, and one is an elderly adult (80+).

Pottawattamie County is now up to 106 total coronavirus cases. Currently, 54 individuals are self-isolating, one is hospitalized, 48 have recovered, one has moved out-of-state, and there have been two deaths.

Based on contact tracing investigations, 38 Pottawattamie County COVID-19 cases are the result of community spread.


  • 377 new cases for a total of 13,289 total cases
  • 17 new deaths for a total of 306 total
  • 5,954 recovering, 388 hospitalized
  • 33 outbreaks at long-term care facilities

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