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Covid-19 cases in Douglas County continue to decline, but six additional virus-related deaths reported on Friday

Omaha, Nebraska – The Covid-19 cases continue to decline in Douglas County, but the department reported a total of six additional deaths which doesn’t correspond with the number of cases.

On Friday, the Douglas County Department of Health said a total of 59 new Covid-19 cases were added in total Covid-19 statistics. With the latest number of cases, the total number of cases now reaches 141,512 cases.

An encouraging news is the declining trend as the 7-day average dropped from 79 cases to 69.

In the Friday’s report, a total of six new deaths were added to the statistics. Three men ages 60-90, two unvaccinated; and three women ages 70-90, all vaccinated, have died.

Since the start of the pandemic, the total number of Covid-19 related deaths now reaches 1,068.

In the area, there currently are 225 Covid-19 patients hospitalized. The number of hospitalizations in the Friday’s report is 23 less compared to the day before and this is the lowest number of hospitalizations recorded since November 22.

Of those patients, seven were in pediatrics, 36 were in ICUs, and 14 were on ventilators. There was also one adult patient awaiting COVID-19 test results.

The declining trend in Covid-19 cases is also seen among the area school districts. Almost every single school district reported lower numbers of cases this week compared to last week.

This report was released just when the CDC is considering loosening most of the pandemic measures nationwide.

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