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 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 3,580 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).
#coronavirus— Courtney Johns (@CourtneyJohnsTV) October 20, 2020
Nebraska is reporting a record-breaking day of hospitalizations. Here's a look at the latest data:
380 currently hospitalized
6 new deaths
554 total deaths
749 new cases
58,817 total cases
39,313 recovering pic.twitter.com/SPWJenlpjt
DOUGLAS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT