Nebraska COVID-19 update: 203 new cases in Douglas County; Health Center reports no active cases – WOWT

(WOWT) — Here is a summary of new cases and other COVID-19 stats reported Sunday by health officials across Nebraska.

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Updates state numbers

As of Sunday night at 6 p.m., The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services reported a total of 10,348 cases in Nebraska and 123 total deaths.

According to their website, Douglas County sits at 2,362, Dakota County is at 1,458, and Hall County is at 1,458.

The website also reports a total of 67,649 people have been tested.

Another Nebraska prison worker tests positive for virus

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services said a Nebraska State Penitentiary employee has tested positive for coronavirus and is recovering at home. A total of 10 corrections employees and three state inmates have tested positive for the virus so far.

13 more cases in Lincoln

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department has announced 13 more COVID-19 cases. The community total is 799.

More recoveries for the Douglas County Health Center

The Douglas County Health Center has confirmed that the 14 residents who previously tested positive for COVID-19 have fully recovered.

Three remain hospitalized in stable condition. There are no active cases at the health center, according to the release.

“This is a relief and we are grateful to be on the road to recovery, but we are still seeing what’s happening with the number of positive cases outside the facility,” said Erin Nelson, administrator of the Douglas County Health Center. “Our goal is to stay COVID-19 free and our staff is on board to continue the fight. Our focus is to continue to support the residents and to maintain engagement with their families as the visitor ban continues for the facility.”

203 new cases in Douglas County

The Douglas County Health Department has confirmed 203 new cases of COVID-19. The total in the county is now 2,414.

According to the release, the positivity rate for the past week’s testing was 14 percent.

As of Saturday night, 472 surge beds were available, 127 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19, 374 ventilators are available- 135 are in use with 45 being used by COVID patients.

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