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Coronavirus case updates: May 15

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Posted at 10:01 AM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 22:19:23-04

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

NEBRASKA

Latest information statewide, to date:

9,416 positive tests — 47,799 negative tests — 113 deaths

DOUGLAS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Two correctional officers with the Douglas County Department of Corrections have tested positive for coronavirus, officials said Friday.

Officials say it's believed the officers contracted the virus in the community in separate occurrences.

Both are self-isolating at home.

“We are continuing to work closely with the Douglas County Health Department to conduct contact trace investigations to ensure all staff and incarcerated individuals who may have come into contact with these officers are monitored,” said Mike Myers, director of Douglas County Department of Corrections. "To date, we have tested more than 35 staff and incarcerated individuals. Prior to these two cases, all other tests have been negative."

SARPY/CASS HEALTH DEPARTMENT

The Sarpy/Cass Health Department announced the first coronavirus death in the county, a woman in her 60s with serious underlying health conditions.

Officials say it's unknown how she contracted the virus.

As of Friday, more than 3,900 residents of Sarpy and Cass County have been tested for COVID-19. Of those, 294 residents in Sarpy County and 16 in Cass County have tested positive for the virus.

DOUGLAS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

177 new cases for a total of 1,911 to date.

The positive rate was 14% for the tests received on Thursday.

One additional death reported for a total of 24 to date.

As of Thursday night, local hospitals reported 501 medical surge beds were available and 113 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19.

Of the 374 ventilators available to area hospitals, 125 were in use, including 40 for confirmed COVID-19 patients.

DCHD has confirmed 357 county residents have recovered from the illness.

THREE RIVERS PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Three Rivers Public Health Department (3RPHD) worked with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and Nebraska’s National Guard to conduct a mass testing event on Sunday, May 10, 2020. The event was held at Christensen Field in Fremont. 3RPHD worked in collaboration with local partners (hospitals, food production facilities, and emergency management, etc.) to identify potential candidates for testing. Additionally, close contacts of previously confirmed cases were also invited for testing. In total, 238 individuals were tested.

From the testing event, 30 new confirmed cases were identified (there will be a press release later in the day to give the most up to date County numbers):

· 6 pediatric cases in Dodge County

· 20 adults in Dodge County

· 4 adults outside of the Three Rivers Public Health Jurisdiction

NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

A second inmate, who had contact with another inmate who tested positive, has been diagnosed with coronavirus. Other inmates who had contact with the first case are continuing to be tested.

STEPHEN CENTER

With 96% of COVID‐19 tests processed from Monday, May 11 agency‐wide testing, Stephen Center received notification of two additional confirmed positive cases. These additional positives are clients in the HERO program, bringing the total Stephen Center case count to six – five HERO clients and one staff member.

IOWA

STATEWIDE

374 new cases for a total of 14,049 cases to date

6,561 total recovering

387 currently hospitalized

18 new deaths

336 total deaths to date

POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY

The memory care facility in Council Bluffs , Country House, has had an outbreak of COVID-19 according to the City of Council Bluffs.

Ten residents and one employee have tested positive for the virus so far.

POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH

18 new COVID-19 cases. Sixteen of the new cases are residents of Council Bluffs, one is from Carter Lake, and one is from Oakland.

149 positive cases to date.