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Douglas Co. passes 58,000 COVID-19 cases mark

Eleven more deaths reported
Coronavirus
Posted at 12:22 PM, Jan 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 18:42:39-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Tuesday, the Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) reported 458 new cases of COVID-19 and a weekly positivity rate for the week ending on Saturday of 28%.

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With the additional cases, the county’s total now rests at 58,409 cases.

The department also reported 11 more deaths related to COVID for a total of 555. Those include “seven men over the age of 70 and four women, one in her 50s and the other three over 70 years of age.”

The number of residents who have recovered from COVID-19 is now at 43,151.

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) also provided an update on COVID-19:

  • Four more residents have died from COVID-19. The deaths included three men in their 60s – two who were hospitalized and one in a long-term care facility, and another man in his 70s who died at home. The total number of deaths in Lancaster County is now 185.
  • LLCHD reports 121 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County today, and 70 additional cases from Monday, bringing the community total to 25,492.
  • Recoveries: up from 8,835 to 8,969
  • Weekly positivity rate:
    • January 10 through 16: 28.5%
    • January 17 through 19: Not available
  • Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 116 with 79 from Lancaster County (five on ventilators) and 37 from other communities (three on ventilators).
  • The COVID-19 Risk Dial is at elevated orange, indicating a high risk of the virus spreading.

Over in Mills County, Iowa, the Public Health Department issued a release regarding COVID-19 statistics for the area:

You can read a full copy below or by clicking the following link: https://ewscripps.brightspotcdn.com/f5/8d/f1f823b44139b74329e7f67a7955/news-release-19jan21-weekly-release.pdf

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