Douglas County reports COVID positivity rate of 30.2 percent

Adi Pour
Posted at 1:12 PM, Nov 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-22 18:15:21-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - The Douglas County Health Department said the coronavirus positivity rate in the county for the week that ended Saturday was 30.2 percent.

That's a slight drop from the week prior, when it was 33 percent.

The health department reported 370 new COVID-19 cases in the county on Sunday. There have now been 35,617 cases in the county since the pandemic began in March.

Zero COVID-19 deaths were reported Sunday, leaving that tally at 298.

As of Saturday, medical and surgical beds were at 79% occupancy with 314 beds available and adult ICU beds were occupied at a 78% rate with 72 beds available.

The health department said there were 412 individuals hospitalized who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, with 111 of them receiving adult ICU level care. There are also 35 more persons of interest (generally waiting for test results).

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


Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department announced that 98 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lancaster County so far today, bringing the community total to 14,526. The number of deaths in the community remains at 67.

LLCHD has received only partial data for today due to system maintenance being conducted by the State. Additional case numbers are expected to be released later today.

Visit to access a dashboard that summarizes Lancaster County COVID-19 data.

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