Another 126 Douglas County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, health officials said Thursday.
The Douglas County Health Department also reported that tests this week have come back positive at a rate of 11.4%, which represents a decline from recent weeks. In total, Douglas County has seen 2,841 cases since the outbreak started.
In the Omaha area, 191 people are hospitalized with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Of those patients, 43 are on a ventilator.
A total of 24 people with COVID-19 have died in Douglas County, and 514 people have recovered.
The Douglas County Health Department also announced changes to the hours for its drive-thru testing clinic in South Omaha.
Testing will be from noon until 5 p.m. on Friday. There will be no testing Saturday, Sunday or on Monday, Memorial Day.
Testing will resume on Tuesday and continue through Saturday. For those five days, hours again will be from noon until 5 p.m.
The drive-thru clinic is in the parking lot across from the South Omaha location of OneWorld Community Health Center, 4920 S. 30th St.
In Lincoln, officials announced 49 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, bringing the community total to 967.
There were 11,425 reported cases statewide Thursday night, an increase of 303 from the day before, and 143 deaths.
Pottawattamie County Public Health reported 10 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, bringing the county’s total to 199.
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