Coronavirus case updates: September 14

Posted at 12:20 PM, Sep 14, 2020

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — As coronavirus cases come in throughout our area on Monday, 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 our full coronavirus coverage here.



  • The Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) reported 71 new cases of COVID-19 that were received by midnight the previous day. This makes 14,545 total cases in Douglas County since the outbreak began in March.
  • The Health Department received no new death certificates during the past day related to the pandemic. The number of COVID-19-related deaths in the county remains at 178.
  • DCHD has confirmed 10,902 county residents have recovered from the illness.
  • As of this morning, metro area hospitals had 275 medical and surgical beds available for an 80 percent occupancy rate. There were 99 inpatients diagnosed with COVID-19 and 22 more persons of interest (generally waiting for test results). Nineteen individuals who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators.


  • The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced that 41 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 5,196. The number of deaths in the community remains at 21.
  • Recoveries: up from 2,039 to 2,042
  • Overall positivity rate:
    • Lancaster County – up from 7.6 percent to 7.7 percent
    • State – up from 9.5 percent to 9.6 percent
    • National – down from 8.6 percent to 8.5 percent
  • Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 30 with 10 from Lancaster County (one on ventilator) and 20 from other communities (one on ventilator).
  • The COVID-19 Risk Dial is at “Orange,” indicating a high risk of the virus spreading.


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