OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — 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 school cases here.
THREE RIVERS PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT
NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES
Director of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) Scott R. Frakes announced that an inmate in his 60s died today at a hospital in Lincoln. The inmate tested positive for COVID-19 prior to entering the hospital. He also had multiple underlying health conditions.
For the privacy of the family as well as to maintain the confidentiality of the man’s medical records in accordance with state law, NDCS is not releasing the name of the inmate. He was sentenced for first-degree murder out of Douglas County.
The exact cause of death has not been determined. As is the case whenever an inmate dies in the custody of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, a grand jury will conduct an investigation.
LINCOLN-LANCASTER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
The COVID-19 Risk Dial is now in “Red,” indicating a severe risk of the virus spreading. The health department that 90 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 10,545. The number of deaths in the community remains at 50.
- Recoveries: up from 4,320 to 4,364
- Overall positivity rate:
- Lancaster County – remains at 9.8 percent
- State – up from 12.5 percent to 12.7 percent
- National – remains at 7.6 percent
- Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 100 with 44 from Lancaster County (three on ventilators) and 56 from other communities (six on ventilators).
- The following changes take effect Monday, November 9:
- Youth sports venues must limit spectators to no more than 25 percent of capacity. Indoor venues must limit spectators to no more than two per athlete.
- The mask mandate, now applies to all indoor buildings except residences. It previously applied only to buildings open to the general public.
DOUGLAS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Coronavirus infections continued a rapid spread across the state, pushing hospitalizations and patients in intensive care to new highs as Iowa medical centers prepared for an onslaught of patients. Iowa public health officials reported 3,533 new confirmed cases Friday and 14 more deaths. Johns Hopkins University researchers say the seven-day rolling average of the positivity rate in Iowa has risen over the past two weeks from 27% on Oct. 22 to nearly 42% on Nov. 5. That keeps Iowa’s rate second in the nation behind South Dakota. The number of COVID-19 patients in hospitals reached a new high of 912.