Decline in Covid-19 hospitalizations, but slight increase in new Covid-19 cases in Douglas County

OMAHA, Nebraska — The Health Department of Douglas County, which is located on Since March of 2020, there have been a total of 171,555 confirmed cases of the disease.

Residents of Douglas County are nevertheless encouraged by the county health department to submit the findings of any at-home tests they do because county health officials do check these results.

Since Thursday, the DCHD has not received any new information on deaths that have been linked to COVID-19. The number of people who passed away due to complications with COVID-19 during the pandemic in Douglas County remained at 1,203.

Every Monday and Thursday, the Omaha Metropolitan Healthcare Coalition provides the Douglas County Health Department with an up-to-date COVID-19 case count as well as a hospital occupancy report. This coalition serves the counties of Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders, Dodge, and Washington in Nebraska in addition to hospitals in Council Bluffs and Missouri Valley in Iowa. Patients hospitalized due to COVID-19 and patients hospitalized due to any and all other illnesses and injuries are included in the total data, unless otherwise specified.

According to the most recent information provided by local hospitals that was sent to DCHD on Sunday:

  • There were 87 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 including two pediatric cases. 
    • Twelve patients were receiving ICU-level care.
    • Four people who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on a ventilator.
  • Medical and surgical beds were occupied at an 85% rate with 172 staffed beds available.
  • There were nine COVID-19 persons of interest, waiting for test results.
  • Adult ICU beds were occupied at a 85% rate with 40 staffed beds available.
  • Pediatric ICU beds were at 68% of capacity with 23 beds available.

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