Coronavirus case updates: September 29

Posted at 1:19 PM, Sep 29, 2020

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — 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 school cases here.



  • The Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) reported 143 new cases of COVID-19 that were received by midnight the previous day. This makes 16,236 total cases in Douglas County since the outbreak began in March.
  • The Health Department received one new death certificate during the past day related to the pandemic. A man over 75 years of age has sadly passed. The number of COVID-19-related deaths in the county now stands at 194.
  • DCHD has confirmed 12,367 county residents have recovered from the illness.
  • As of this morning, metro area hospitals had 218 medical and surgical beds available for an 84 percent occupancy rate. There were 99 inpatients diagnosed with COVID-19 and 30 more persons of interest (generally waiting for test results). Fourteen individuals who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators.


  • The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced that 79 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 6,425. The number of deaths in the community remains at 24.
  • Recoveries: remain at 2,435
  • Overall positivity rate:
    • Lancaster County – remains at 8.4 percent
    • State – remains at 9.8 percent
    • National – down from 8.3 percent to 8.2 percent
  • Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 70 with 43 from Lancaster County (five on ventilators) and 27 from other communities (five on ventilators).
  • The COVID-19 Risk Dial is at “Orange,” indicating a high risk of the virus spreading.

    Coronavirus Resources and Information

    Johns Hopkins global coronavirus tracker