Coronavirus case updates: October 24, 2020

Posted at 11:58 AM, Oct 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-24 18:45:59-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — As coronavirus cases come in throughout our area on Saturday, 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 announced that 78 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 8,746. The number of deaths in the community remains at 42.


  • On Saturday, DCHD reported 291 new cases of COVID-19 that were received over the past day, ending at midnight. This makes 21,268 total cases in Douglas County since the outbreak began in March.
  • The Health Department received two new death certificates during the past day related to COVID-19, two women over 75 years of age. The number of deaths in the county connected to the pandemic has increased to 221.
  • DCHD has confirmed 14,787 county residents have recovered from the illness.
  • As of Friday, metro area hospitals had 320 medical and surgical beds available for a 78% occupancy rate with 73 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds available for a 76% occupancy rate. There were 179 individuals hospitalized who have been diagnosed with COVID 19 and 35 more persons of interest (generally waiting for test results). Fourteen individuals who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators.



Mills County Public Health along with Mills County Emergency Management Agency announced two additional deaths associated with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the county today. The first individual had underlying health conditions and was in the age range of 80+. The second individual was in the 61-80 age range and also had underlying health conditions. Both deaths occurred on the evening of October 23, 2020.

Coronavirus Resources and Information

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