Douglas County reports 28.1 percent coronavirus positivity rate

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Posted at 12:43 PM, Nov 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-29 18:28:41-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - Douglas County reported a 28.1 percent coronavirus positivity rate for the week that ended on Saturday.

The positivity rate was 30.2 percent in the previous week and 33 percent in the week before that.

The county reported 471 additional cases on Sunday, upping the total since the pandemic began in March to 39,568.

The county also announced three more COVID-related deaths, a man in his 50s and two women in their 60s. The number of COVID-related deaths in the county stands at 323.

The number of county residents who have recovered from COVID-19 is 20,316.

As of Saturday, medical and surgical beds were at 70% occupancy with 433 beds available and adult ICU beds are occupied at a 77% rate with 78 beds available.

There were 404 individuals hospitalized who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, with 108 of them receiving adult ICU level care. There are also 22 more persons of interest (generally waiting for test results).

Forty-nine individuals who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators.


Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced that another resident has died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths in Lancaster County to 74. The individual was a man in his 60s who was hospitalized. On behalf of the City, Mayor Gaylor Baird expresses condolences to his family and friends.

LLCHD reports 296 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 16,637.


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa reported 2,013 new virus cases and 15 more deaths linked to COVID-19 on Sunday.

As of 10 a.m. Sunday, the state had reported 227,796 cases of the coronavirus and 2,375 deaths linked to the virus since the pandemic began.

The number of people hospitalized with the virus in the state declined slightly on Saturday to 1,175 from the previous day’s 1,221.

Eighty-seven of Iowa’s 99 counties had a 14-day positivity rate above 15% on Sunday. Ten other counties reported positivity rates between 10% and 15%. Only two counties had a rate below 10%.

Overall, Iowa had the ninth-highest rate of infection in the nation on Saturday.

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