COVID-19 cases up slightly in Douglas County

OMAHA, Nebraska (Nebraska) — The Douglas County Department of Health on Thursday confirmed that the department has received 202 new cases of COVID-19 since our last report on Monday. A total of 179,950 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 another COVID-19-related death since Monday. A man over 75 has died. The man was vaccinated. The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Douglas County during the pandemic now stands at 1,278.

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:

  • 90 people were hospitalized with COVID-19, including one child.
    • Five patients received care at the intensive care unit level.
    • No patient with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 was on mechanical ventilation.
    • There were four interested individuals with COVID-19, usually awaiting test results, and they were all adults.
  • Medical and surgical beds were occupied at 86% with 243 full beds.
    • Adult beds in the ICU were 87% occupied with 34 full beds.
    • Pediatric ICU beds were 79% full, with ten beds available.


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