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Coronavirus case updates: October 8, 2020

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Posted at 11:46 AM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-08 19:46:19-04

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

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SARPY/CASS HEALTH DEPARTMENT

LINCOLN-LANCASTER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

  • The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced that 102 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 7,177. The number of deaths in the community remains at 30.
  • Recoveries: 3,047
  • Overall positivity rate:
    • Lancaster County – up from 8.5 percent to 8.6 percent
    • State – remains at 10.1 percent
    • National – remains at 8 percent
  • Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 62 with 32 from Lancaster County (six on ventilators) and 30 from other communities (five on ventilators).
  • The COVID-19 Risk Dial is at “Orange,” indicating a high risk of the virus spreading.

OMAHA METRO HEALTHCARE COALITION (SAUNDERS, DODGE, DOUGLAS, SARPY, SAUNDERS AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES)

As of this morning:

  • 171 Med/Surg Beds were available out of 1,393 staffed beds. (These are "non-ICU level nursing care" beds, not surge beds.)
  • 88% occupancy rate
  • 32 Adult Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds were available out of 313 staffed beds. (90% occupancy rate)
  • 9 Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) beds were available out of 33 staffed beds. (73% occupancy rate)
  • 139 total inpatients diagnosed with COVID-19
  • 37 COVID-19 PUIs
  • 131 of the 459 ventilators in hospitals are in use. 13 ventilators are being used for hospitalized patients either suspected or confirmed (Column CJ).

DOUGLAS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT


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