2 more COVID-19 deaths in Douglas County; 6 children from the suburbs in the intensive care unit with COVID

OMAHA, Nebraska (Nebraska) — The Douglas County Department of Health on Monday confirmed that the Department has received 190 new cases of COVID-19 since our last report on Thursday. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the county since March 2020 is 182,583.

The County Health Department is still encouraging Douglas County residents to report their home test results because health officials are reviewing them.

DCHD has received confirmation of two more COVID-19-related deaths since Thursday. A man and a woman over 85 have died. Both have been vaccinated, but their current vaccine status is unknown. The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Douglas County increased to 1,311 during the pandemic.

The Department of Health told 3 News Now that it considers the COVID-19 vaccination to be the first two shots and that people who are listed as vaccinated may or may not have a booster.

The Omaha Metropolitan Health Coalition, which includes Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders, Dodge, and Washington counties in Nebraska, and hospitals in Council Bluffs and Missouri Valley, Iowa, publishes updates on COVID-19 cases and hospital occupancy report to the Douglas County Department of Health. branch on Mondays and Thursdays. Total figures include both COVID-19 patients and hospitalized patients with all other illnesses and injuries, unless otherwise noted.

According to the latest local hospital coalition update received by DCHD on Sunday:

  • 124 people were hospitalized with COVID-19.
    • 6 of them were pediatric patients.
    • 16 patients received care at the intensive care unit level.
    • 8 people hospitalized with COVID-19 were on mechanical ventilation.
    • Two patients with suspected COVID-19 were awaiting test results.
  • Medical and surgical beds were occupied at 83% with 298 staffed beds.
    • Adult ICU beds were 92% occupied with 21 staffed beds available.
    • Pediatric ICU beds were 73% full with 15 beds available.


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