Douglas Co. surpasses 42,000 COVID cases

Seven deaths reported as well
Posted at 11:50 AM, Dec 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-04 16:57:04-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Friday, the Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) provided an update on COVID-19 cases and deaths in the county.

DCHD provided the following:

  • On Friday, December 4, DCHD reported 602 new cases of COVID-19 were received over the past day ending at midnight. This makes 42,400 total cases in Douglas County since the outbreak began in March.
  • The Health Department received seven new death certificates during the past day related to COVID-19. Six men, two in their 50s, two in their 70s, and two men over 75 have passed. We also have lost one woman in her 70s. The number of deaths in the county connected to the pandemic increases to 354.
  • DCHD has confirmed 21,271 county residents have recovered from the illness.

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department provided the following:

  • The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) today announced that two more residents have died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths in Lancaster County to 92. The individuals were a woman in her 60s who was hospitalized and a man in his 80s who was in a long-term care facility. On behalf of the City, Mayor Gaylor Baird expresses condolences to their families and friends.
  • LLCHD reports 418 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 18,101.
  • Recoveries: up from 5,317 to 5,363
  • Weekly positivity rate:
    • November 22 through 28: 29.6 percent
    • November 29 through Dec. 4: 36 percent

    Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 140 with 82 from Lancaster County (four on ventilators) and 58 from other communities (five on ventilators).

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