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Douglas County Health Department reported nearly 400 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, four additional deaths

OMAHA, Nebraska — Thursday, the Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) announced 376 more positive COVID-19 tests since Monday’s report. Since March 2020, the number of positive cases has risen to 166,695.

The stated case statistics do not include at-home testing. The Douglas County health department continues to encourage citizens to report their at-home test results since they are reviewed by health authorities.

DCHD has received four additional death certificates relating to COVID-19 since Monday’s disclosure. Two of the fatalities were not recent, but their association with COVID-19 is now verified. Three individuals between their late sixties and nineties died, and two of them were vaccinated. A lady in her seventies who was immunized died. The number of COVID-19-related fatalities in Douglas County has risen to 1,166 during the epidemic.

The Omaha Metropolitan Healthcare Coalition, which includes Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders, Dodge, and Washington counties in Nebraska as well as hospitals in Council Bluffs and Missouri Valley, Iowa, provides the Douglas County Health Department with updated COVID-19 case counts and a hospital occupancy report every Monday and Thursday. Unless otherwise specified, the aggregate figures include both COVID-19 patients and hospitalized patients for all other diseases and injuries.

According to the most recent local hospital update received by DCHD Wednesday:

  • There were 136 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 including eight pediatric cases.
    • Thirteen adults were receiving ICU-level care. 
    • There was one additional adult COVID-19 person of interest, waiting for test results. 
    • Three people who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on a ventilator.
  • Medical and surgical beds were occupied at an 87% occupancy rate with 182 staffed beds available. 
    • Adult ICU beds were occupied at an 86% rate with 34 staffed beds available.
    • Pediatric ICU beds were at 88% of capacity with 19 beds available.

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