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Less than 70 new Covid-19 cases and eight Covid-related deaths on Tuesday, Douglas County Health Department

Omaha, Nebraska – The Douglas County Health Department reported nearly 70 new cases and eight additional deaths in the Tuesday’s daily report.

According to the report, four unvaccinated men aged 55-95 dies due to COVID complications, while four women aged between 60-90 died of the virus. Three of them were unvaccinated, while one person was fully vaccinated.

With the latest deaths included in the statistics, the total number of deaths in the Omaha area now reached 1,080 people.

In the same report, the department confirmed that a total of 67 new Covid-19 cases were added in the overall statistics. With this number added, the total number of cases now reached 141,560. The 7-day average was around 57 daily cases.

The Douglas County Health Department’s COVID-19 dashboard showed the seven-day total number of cases per 100,000 people was 69.5 cases, down from 73.1 cases a day earlier.

The Tuesday’s report also reported 197 Covid-19 patients treated in hospital due to the virus. The number of hospitalized patients decreased by 10 compared to the day before.

Of those patients, 12 were in pediatrics, 31 were in ICUs, and 15 were on ventilators.

VACCINATIONS: To date, 66.5% of all Douglas County residents are vaccinated. The most recent group authorized for vaccination, youth ages 5-11, is 32.5% vaccinated; 66.2% of county youth ages 12-17 are fully vaccinated.

According to the New York Times Covid-19 tracker, on Tuesday there have been a total of 41,935 cases nationwide. That brings the 7-day average to 58,986 cases and the 14-day average number of cases dropped for 58%.

Since the start of the pandemic, the total number of cases nationwide now reaches 78,984,601, while the total number of deaths is 950,785.

For more Covid-19 local related data ana vaccination sites in Nebraska, please visit Douglas County Health Department website.

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