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Coronavirus case updates: October 18, 2020

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Posted at 12:43 PM, Oct 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-18 18:18:07-04

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

DOUGLAS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

  • 229 additional positive COVID-19 cases for a total of 19,818 cases
  • 1,617 positive cases were reported in the past week for a 15.4% positivity rate
  • No additional deaths for a total of 214 deaths related to the pandemic
  • 14,244 residents have recovered
  • As of Saturday, metro area hospitals had 275 medical and surgical beds available for an 80% occupancy rate
  • 53 ICU beds were available with a 72% occupancy rate
  • 138 individuals hospitalized who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and 28 more persons of interest
  • 12 individuals confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators

LINCOLN-LANCASTER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

  • 58 additional COVID-19 cases reported Sunday for a total of 8,112 cases
  • Number of deaths related to the pandemic remains at 35

IOWA

  • 910 new COVID-19 cases
  • 12 additional deaths
  • Total of 107,057 cases
  • Total of 1,538 deaths