Coronavirus case updates: October 19, 2020

Posted at 10:20 AM, Oct 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-19 17:16:23-04

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 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 Resources and Information

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