Coronavirus case updates: October 13, 2020

Posted at 10:43 AM, Oct 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-13 17:16:26-04

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.



  • The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced that 86 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 7,620.
  • The number of deaths in the community remains at 32.
  • Recoveries: up from 3,271 to 3,327
  • Overall positivity rate:
    • Lancaster County – remains at 8.6 percent
    • State – remains at 10.2 percent
    • National – remains at 7.7 percent
  • Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 60 with 34 from Lancaster County (five on ventilators) and 26 from other communities (three on ventilators).
  • The COVID-19 Risk Dial is at “Elevated Orange,” indicating a high risk of the virus spreading.


  • On Tuesday, October 13, the Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) reported 257 new cases of COVID-19 that were received over the past two days, ending at midnight today. This makes 18,509 total cases in Douglas County since the outbreak began in March.
  • The Health Department has not received any new death certificates since the weekend related to COVID-19. The number of deaths in the county connected to the pandemic remains at 203.
  • DCHD has confirmed 13,772 county residents have recovered from the illness.
  • As of this morning, metro area hospitals had 208 medical and surgical beds available for an 85% occupancy rate with 34 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds available for an 89% occupancy rate. There were 134 individuals hospitalized who have been diagnosed with COVID 19 and 17 more persons of interest (generally waiting for test results). Eleven individuals who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators.


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