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Friday Nov. 20 COVID-19 update: Douglas County reports 680 new cases, 14 deaths – WOWT


Nov 21, 2020

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

The Douglas County Health Department has reported 680 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Friday. The new community total is 34,648 positive cases.

Fourteen new deaths were also reported Friday: A man and a woman in their 60s and seven men and five women over 75 have passed. The community total is now 295.

The most recent report of recoveries is 17,666.

The health department also reported updated hospitalization counts today. Currently, 81% of medical beds are occupied, leaving 281 beds available. ICU beds are 80% occupied, with 66 beds available. Additionally, 421 hospitalized patients were also diagnosed with COVID-19; 117 were in ICUs, and 47 more patients are waiting for test results to confirm whether they are positive for the virus.

REFERENCE NOTE — 6 News pulls data from Nebraska and Iowa COVID-19 dashboards at 6 p.m. daily. All other reports in this post come from official news releases from area health departments and other authorities as stated.

Resource links

COVID-19 dashboards: Douglas County | Lancaster County | Nebraska | Iowa | Worldwide

School dashboards: Omaha Public Schools | Millard Public Schools | Bellevue Public Schools | Westside Community Schools | Gretna Public Schools | Elkhorn Public Schools | UNL | Midland University

COVID-19 risk dials: Omaha-Douglas County | Lincoln-Lancaster County

COVID-19 information: Latest updates | Resources

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Correction: A previous version of this report contained an incorrect total of to-date cases in Gretna Public Schools. 6 News regrets the error.

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