Coronavirus case updates: September 30

Posted at 12:22 PM, Sep 30, 2020

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — As coronavirus cases come in throughout our area on Wednesday, 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.


Nebraska Department of Correctional Services

  • 5 more NDCS staff members diagnosed with coronavirus, pushing the total to 156 since the start of the pandemic.
  • Three are employed at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP). One is employed at the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC) and another works at the Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility (NCYF). All five staff members are self-isolating at home.
  • Notification will be provided to those who live and work in those locations as to the positive cases. In addition, anyone who may have had close contact with those staff members will be directed to self-quarantine until cleared by a medical provider.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP)

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state remains elevated as Nebraska continues to report hundreds of new cases each day, but the number of hospitalizations is still below the peak set in the spring.

The state’s online virus tracker on Wednesday showed 215 people were hospitalized.

Nebraska reported 466 new cases and six new deaths to give the state 45,044 cases and 478 deaths linked to the coronavirus.

The number of people being treated in Nebraska hospitals remains below the peak of 232 set on May 27, but the number got close to that when it hit 231 last Thursday.


  • The Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) reported 143 new cases of COVID-19 that were received by midnight the previous day. This makes 16,379 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 194.
  • DCHD has confirmed 12,481 county residents have recovered from the illness.




The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Iowa in the past day topped 1,000 with 18 more deaths. In the 24 hours since 10 a.m.

Tuesday, the state reported 1,048 new confirmed cases, bringing the total to 88,555. The 18 additional deaths reported Wednesday brought the total to 1,324. The state also reported that an increase in people being treated at hospitals for the virus has continued, with the 390 people now hospitalized.

A White House coronavirus task force report dated Sunday found that Iowa last week had the nation’s sixth-highest rate of coronavirus infections per 100,000 people. The task force again recommended the state institute a statewide mask requirement.

Gov. Kim Reynolds has said such a requirement is unnecessary.

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