Coronavirus case updates: October 2, 2020

Posted at 11:36 AM, Oct 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-02 17:07:14-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — As coronavirus cases come in throughout our area on Friday, 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 Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) reported 186 new cases of COVID-19 that were received by midnight the previous day. That includes more than 50 cases that had been delayed by the Nebraska Medicine cyberattack. This makes 16,691 total cases in Douglas County since the outbreak began in March.
  • The Health Department received two new death certificates during the past day for COVID-19 related deaths. A male under 20 years of age and a male more than 80 years old have passed. The number of deaths connected to the pandemic now stands at 196.
  • DCHD has confirmed 12,706 county residents have recovered from the illness.


  • The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced that 105 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 6,746.
  • The number of deaths in the community remains at 24.
  • Recoveries: up from 2,587 to 2,634
  • Overall positivity rate:
    • Lancaster County – remains at 8.6 percent
    • State – up from 9.8 percent to 10 percent
    • National – down from 8.2 percent to 8 percent
  • Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 68 with 40 from Lancaster County (seven on ventilators) and 28 from other communities (three on ventilators).
  • The COVID-19 Risk Dial is at “Orange,” indicating a high risk of the virus spreading.

    Coronavirus Resources and Information

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