Coronavirus case updates: October 20, 2020

Posted at 10:23 AM, Oct 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-20 16:49:34-04

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.



Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) today announced that two residents have died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths in Lancaster County to 39. The individuals were a woman in her 80s and a man in his 70s who were both hospitalized. On behalf of the City, Mayor Gaylor Baird expresses condolences to their families and friends.

LLCHD reports 134 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 8,339.

Visit to access a dashboard that summarizes Lancaster County COVID-19 data. LLCHD also released the following information today:

Recoveries: up from 3,580 to 3,665

Overall positivity rate:

  • Lancaster County – up from 8.8 percent to 8.9 percent
  • State – up from 10.7 percent to 10.8 percent
  • National – remains at 7.6 percent

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 65 with 30 from Lancaster County (four on ventilators) and 35 from other communities (three on ventilators).



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