Coronavirus case updates: September 28

Posted at 1:01 PM, Sep 28, 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 158 new cases of COVID-19 that were received by midnight the previous day. This makes 16,093 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 193.
  • DCHD has confirmed 12,288 county residents have recovered from the illness.
  • As of this morning, metro area hospitals had 295 medical and surgical beds available for a 78 percent occupancy rate. There were 99 inpatients diagnosed with COVID-19 and 24 more persons of interest (generally waiting for test results). Twenty-two individuals who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators.


  • The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced that 52 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 6,346.
  • The number of deaths in the community remains at 24.
  • Recoveries: up from 2,394 to 2,435
  • Overall positivity rate:
    • Lancaster County – up from 8.3 percent to 8.4 percent
    • State – up from 9.7 percent to 9.8 percent
    • National – remains at 8.3 percent
  • Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 62 with 36 from Lancaster County (five on ventilators) and 26 from other communities (three on ventilators).
  • The COVID-19 Risk Dial is at “Orange,” indicating a high risk of the virus spreading.


Iowa is reporting more than 600 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours and two additional deaths.

The state Department of Public Health on Monday reported 611 confirmed cases in the 24 hours since Sunday morning, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 86,840.

The two additional deaths brought the number of confirmed coronavirus deaths to 1,317 people.

On Friday, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a new emergency proclamation that extends bar closures in Johnson and Story counties for at least another week. Those counties are home to the University of Iowa and Iowa State University and have seen a surge in confirmed coronavirus cases.

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