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Coronavirus case updates: May 23

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Posted at 11:42 AM, May 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-24 13:29:28-04

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 our full coronavirus coverage here.

NEBRASKA

LINCOLN-LANCASTER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

- 22 additional COVID-19 cases confirmed in Lincoln Saturday
- Community total of 1,027 positive cases

LIFE CARE CENTER OF ELKHORN

- Several residents re-tested, likely will have results in next 24-48 hours
- Since last update, some residents returned from the hospital with more scheduled to return Saturday and over the weekend
- No new deaths or hospitalizations in last 24 hours
- Confirmed number of COVID-19-related deaths since April 27: 7
- Current number of residents: 60
- Total number of residents who have been tested: 79
- Total number of residents who have tested positive since April 27: 60
- Current number of residents who have tested positive:

  • Being cared for in local hospitals: 8 (-2)
  • Being cared for on-site: 47 (+2)

- Residents who have tested negative on-site: 13- Number of employees on April 27: 140
- Current number of employees out sick: 26 (+1)
- Total number of employees who have tested positive: 30 (+2)
- Total number of employees who have tested negative: 59
- Total number of employees who have returned to work: 5 (+3)

DOUGLAS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

- 136 additional positive cases announced Saturday
- Total of 3,064 positive cases
- 11% positive test rate for the week
- 3 additional deaths including a person in their 40s and two others over 70
- 30 total deaths in county
- 364 medical surge beds available as of Friday night with 150 patients hospitalized with COVID-19
- Additional 60 people hospitalized as COVID-19 persons of interest
- Hospital capacity at 72% with ICU capacity at 74%
- Out of 375 available ventilators, 41 are in use for COVID-19 patients
- 604 residents have recovered

IOWA

- 419 additional positive cases for a total of 16,767 positive cases
- 4,336 additional negative tests for total of 106,223 negative tests to date
- 26 more deaths confirmed for a total of 444 deaths
- 362 Iowans hospitalized
- 54.7% (9,187) Iowans have recovered

POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH

- 7 additional positive COVID-19 cases announced Saturday
- 215 total positive cases in health jurisdiction
- 1 new death for a total of 5 deaths in the county
- Additional death involved an elderly male from Council Bluffs who had pre-existing health conditions
- 116 total recoveries in the county