Coronavirus case updates: October 4, 2020

Posted at 11:45 AM, Oct 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-04 17:10:55-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — As coronavirus cases come in throughout our area on Sunday, 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.


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa continues to have one of the nation’s highest rates of coronavirus infections, and the state reported 684 new cases and four new deaths on Sunday.

The state said Sunday that as of 10 a.m. there had been 92,545 cases of COVID-19 and 1,381 deaths related to the virus in Iowa since the pandemic began.

Data from Johns Hopkins University shows that the seven-day rolling average of the positivity rate in Iowa has risen over the past two weeks from 15.34% on Sept. 19 to 18.17% on Saturday.
That was the fifth-highest positivity rate in the nation on Saturday.



Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department announced that 46 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Lancaster County on Sunday, bringing the community total to 6,876. The number of deaths in the community remains at 24.


  • The Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) reported 166 new cases of COVID-19. This makes 17,069 total cases in Douglas County since the outbreak began in March.
  • The percentage of positive cases for the week that ended yesterday (Oct. 3) was 12.6% based on the reporting date, or 13.1% based on the collection date.
  • The Health Department reported no new deaths. The number of deaths in the county connected to the pandemic remains at 196.
  • DCHD has confirmed 12,851 county residents have recovered from the illness.

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