Stothert: Sports teams prohibited from practicing through May 31

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Posted at 1:06 PM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 16:16:33-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — This afternoon, Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert and other officials provided an update on the city and county’s coronavirus response.

The mayor kicked things off by urging people to continue taking precautions necessary to help stop the spread. She also wanted to remind people that sports teams, regardless of age, are prohibited from practicing through May 31. Private workouts, such as those carried out at a batting cage, are permitted she said.

After Stothert, Douglas County Health Director Dr. Adi Pour gave an update.

Pour said there are now 1,205 cases in Douglas County, compared to 689 last Friday, and said 69% of the positive results are minorities, primarily from the Hispanic community. She also said people aged 25-39 make up the largest group of positives. Seventeen coronavirus-related deaths have been reported in the county to date.

Of the 1,205 cases, Pour said 392 of them were connected to area packing plants and 84 have been connected to six long-term care facilities.

Stothert also gave an update on garbage collection, saying 5,000 collections were missed Wednesday in West Omaha. Officials say it is coronavirus related and staff will be focusing on garbage specifically, holding off on recycling, in an attempt to catch up.

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