COVID-19 cases down in Omaha metro; three new deaths reported
OMAHA, Nebraska (Nebraska) — The Douglas County Department of Health Thursday confirmed that the department has received 113 new cases of COVID-19 since our last report on Monday. A total of 179,628 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the county since March 2020.
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 three more COVID-19-related deaths since Monday. A man and two women over 75 died, and they were all vaccinated. The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Douglas County during the pandemic now stands at 1,274.
The Department of Health told 3 News Now that it considers the COVID-19 vaccination the first two shots and that individuals who are listed as vaccinated may or may not have had a booster.
The City of Omaha 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 employment report hospitals in 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 Wednesday:
- 93 people were hospitalized with COVID-19, including four children.
- Ten patients received care at the intensive care unit level.
- Six patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 were on mechanical ventilation.
- There were six interested individuals with COVID-19 usually awaiting test results, and they were all adults.
- Medical and surgical beds were occupied at 87% with 231 staffed beds.
- Adult beds in the intensive care unit were 77% occupied with 65 beds available.
- Pediatric ICU beds were 80% full with nine beds available.