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Coronavirus case updates: November 9, 2020

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Posted at 12:13 PM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 23:39:50-05

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

NEBRASKA

NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

Director Scott R. Frakes announced that five staff members with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) are positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff members are employed at the following locations: Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI), Community Corrections Center-Lincoln (CCC-L), Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP), Work Ethic Camp (WEC), and the Omaha Correctional Center (OCC). All staff members are self-isolating at home.

Notification will be provided to those who live and work in those facilities as to the positive cases. In addition, anyone who may have had close contact with the staff members will be directed to self-quarantine until cleared by a medical provider.

This brings the total number of NDCS staff members diagnosed with COVID-19 to 235. One hundred and eighty-one of those individuals have recovered from COVID-19.

LINCOLN-LANCASTER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) today announced that another resident has died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths in Lancaster County to 51. The individual was a man in his 50s who was hospitalized. On behalf of the City, Mayor Gaylor Baird expresses condolences to his family and friends.

The COVID-19 Risk Dial is now in the red position. The red dial position indicates a severe risk of the virus spreading.

  • LLCHD reports 201 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 11,321.
  • Recoveries: up from 4,396 to 4,460
  • Overall positivity rate:
    • Lancaster County – up from 10.2 percent to 10.3 percent
    • State – up from 12.7 percent to 13.3 percent
    • National – up from 7.6 percent to 7.7 percent
  • Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 95 with 40 from Lancaster County (one on a ventilator) and 55 from other communities (seven on ventilators).

DOUGLAS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

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