COVID-19 update: Douglas County reports 254 cases Saturday – WOWT

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

Third DCDC officer tests positive

The Douglas County Department of Corrections reported Saturday a third corrections officer has tested positive for COVID-19.

An earlier report issued May 26 by DCDC was incorrect in stating a third officer had tested positive.

Saturday evening’s totals for Iowa

According to the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 dashboard website at 7:40 p.m., here are the latest numbers:

150,887 total tested, an increase of 2,013 since Friday.

19,249 total cases, an increase of 207 since Friday.

531 total deaths. No new deaths were recorded as of Saturday evening.

Saturday evening’s totals for Nebraska

According to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 dashboard website at 7:40 p.m., here are the latest numbers:

13,905 total cases, an increase of 251 since Friday.

101,290 total tested, an increase of 2,100 since Friday.

170 deaths, an increase of six since Friday.

Lincoln reports 37 more cases

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department reported 37 new cases of COVID-19 in Lincoln Saturday, bringing the community’s total to 1,195.

4th COVID-19 related death in Sarpy County

The Sarpy Cass County Health Department reported the fourth COVID-19 related death in Sarpy County on Saturday. He was a man in his 60s who also suffered from underlying health conditions.

He had been home in isolation since May 25.

As of Saturday, 8,600 residents of both counties have been tested for the coronavirus. Of those, 586 residents in Sarpy County and 46 in Cass County have tested positive.

Douglas County reports new cases

The Douglas County Health Department reported Saturday 254 new cases of COVID-19 in the community, bringing its total to 4,173.

There were no deaths to report. As of Friday night, local hospitals reported 376 medical and surgical beds were available for a 72 percent capacity rate.

There were 159 patients with COVID-19 hospitalized. Of the 376 ventilators available in area hospitals, 146 were in use, 50 of which were being used by COVID-19 patients.

The DCHD confirmed 898 residents in the county have recovered from the illness.

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