OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — As coronavirus cases come in throughout our area on Tuesday, 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 school cases here.
LINCOLN-LANCASTER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
- The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced that 144 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 10,061.
- The number of deaths in the community remains at 45.
- Recoveries: up from 4,188 to 4,231
- Overall positivity rate:
- Lancaster County – up from 9.5 percent to 9.6 percent
- State – up from 12 percent to 12.1 percent
- National – remains at 7.6 percent
- Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 81 with 41 from Lancaster County (five on ventilators) and 40 from other communities (three on ventilators).
- The COVID-19 Risk Dial is at “Elevated Orange,” indicating a high risk of the virus spreading.
DOUGLAS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT (DCHD)
(AP) - Iowa’s rate of positive coronavirus cases moved up to second in the nation behind only South Dakota.
Data from researchers at Johns Hopkins University on Tuesday showed the seven-day rolling average of the positivity rate in Iowa has risen over the past two weeks from 25.5% on Oct. 19 to 37.4% on Nov. 2.
Only South Dakota has a higher average rate, at 50.6%.
The 730 people being treated Tuesday at Iowa hospitals for coronavirus infections also was a record.
The state posted 1,516 new confirmed cases and 22 deaths, bringing the total to 133,229 cases and 1,755 deaths.