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Monday Oct. 19 COVID-19 update: 24 positive cases after Gretna High School testing event

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

Douglas County update

The Douglas County Health Department has reported 227 new COVID-19 cases on Monday.

The community total is now 20,045 cases.

The county also is reporting one new death, a woman over 75 has passed. The total number of deaths is now 215.

There have been 14,282 reported recoveries.

Lincoln-Lancaster update

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department reported two more COVID-19 deaths, bringing the community total to 37.

A woman in her 70s and a man in his 60s have passed.

Lincoln also reports 93 new cases. Bringing the case count in the community to 8,205.

There have been 3,580 recoveries.

Gretna High School update

A testing event for Gretna High School Thursday has resulted in 24 positive cases according to Gretna Public Schools Superintendent Rich Beran on Monday.

“We will continue to work with the Sarpy/Cass County Health Department and their guidelines to help slow the spread,” Beran wrote in a statement.

RELATED: Douglas County Health Director's Oct. 14 update

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 | UNL | Midland University

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

COVID-19 information: Latest updates | Resources

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