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.
Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced that two residents have died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths in Lancaster County to 37. The individuals were a woman in her 70s and a man in his 60s who were both hospitalized. On behalf of the City, Mayor Gaylor Baird expresses condolences to their families and friends.
LLCHD reports 93 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 8,205.
Visit COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov to access a dashboard that summarizes Lancaster County COVID-19 data. LLCHD also released the following information today:
Recoveries: up from 3,526 to 3,580
Overall positivity rate:
- Lancaster County – remains at 8.8 percent
- State – up from 10.5 percent to 10.7 percent
- National – down from 7.7 percent to 7.6 percent
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 53 with 24 from Lancaster County (three on ventilators) and 29 from other communities (one on a ventilator).
#coronavirus— Courtney Johns (@CourtneyJohnsTV) October 19, 2020
Nebraska is reporting a record number of hospitalizations. Here's a look at the latest data:
343 currently hospitalized
548 total deaths
734 new cases
58,068 total cases
38,956 recovering pic.twitter.com/V2iND49FEB
DOUGLAS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT