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 a tally of cases at area schools here.
More than 2,000 people have been hospitalized since the start of the pandemic in Nebraska. https://t.co/otW3vXSO4U— Courtney Johns (@CourtneyJohnsTV) September 1, 2020
DOUGLAS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT:
- The Health Department reported 78 new cases of COVID-19, as received by midnight the previous day. This makes 13,528 cases in Douglas County since the outbreak began in March.
- The Health Department received two new death certificates during the past day related to this pandemic. A man in his 70s and a woman in her 60s have passed. The total number of COVID19-related deaths in the county is now 162.
- The county has confirmed 9,403 county residents have recovered from the illness.
- As of this morning, metro area hospitals had 238 medical and surgical beds available for an 83 percent occupancy rate. There were 68 inpatients diagnosed with COVID-19 and 33 additional persons of interest (generally waiting for test results). Fourteen individuals who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators.
#coronavirus— Courtney Johns (@CourtneyJohnsTV) September 1, 2020
Nearly 700 more people have tested positive for the virus in Iowa. Here's a look at the latest data:
9 new deaths
1,121 total deaths
684 new cases
65,397 total cases
19.9% positivity rate
17.2% 14-day average positivity rate pic.twitter.com/Az1C9thlxH