Coronavirus case updates: September 21

Posted at 12:29 PM, Sep 21, 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 school cases here.



    • the Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) reported 76 new cases of COVID-19 that were received by midnight the previous day. This makes 15,250 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 181.
    • DCHD has confirmed 11,557 county residents have recovered from the illness.
    • As of this morning, metro area hospitals had 292 medical and surgical beds available for a 79 percent occupancy rate. There were 88 inpatients diagnosed with COVID-19 and 24 more persons of interest (generally waiting for test results). Seventeen individuals who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators.


    • The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) today announced that another resident has died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths in Lancaster County to 24. The individual was a man in his 50s who was hospitalized. This death is the one reported last week from the State Penitentiary. Mayor Gaylor Baird expressed condolences to his family and friends on behalf of the City.
    • Seventy-six lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 5,774.
    • Recoveries: remain at 2,216
    • Overall positivity rate:
      • Lancaster County – up from 8 to 8.1 percent
      • State – up from 9.6 to 9.7 percent
      • National – down from 8.5 to 8.3 percent
    • Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 43 with 15 from Lancaster County (one on ventilator) and 28 from other communities (two on ventilators)
    • The COVID-19 Risk Dial is at “Orange,” indicating a high risk of the virus spreading.

      Coronavirus Resources and Information

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