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Nebraska and Iowa local Covid-19 report for August 22, the number of cases declines

Nebraska – Below are yesterday’s revisions to data reports on new cases and other COVID-19 statistics from Nebraska and western Iowa health officials.

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Sarpy/Cass snapshot of data

The most recent update to the COVID-19 dashboard of the Sarpy/Cass Health Department indicates that 350 individuals have died as a result of the pandemic there.

Age ranges and pre-existing conditions are not included in the dashboard.

As of Monday, the dashboard indicated that there were 560 active instances of COVID-19 in Sarpy County, 20 fewer than the previous week, and 74 in Cass County, 16 fewer than the previous week. Sarpy/Cass has confirmed 54,572 cases of COVID-19 in Sarpy County, 315 more than last week, and 6,588 cases in Cass County, 32 more than last week.

The majority of active cases in the health district are in their 20s, 30s, and 40s: 87 in their 20s, 95 in their 30s, and 85 in their 40s. There are also 93 active cases among children ages 14 and under, an increase of nine instances since Thursday; 42 of these active pediatric cases involve children ages 4 or below, the age group for which COVID-19 immunization was just licensed.

The health agency recorded a test positivity rate of 22.7% as of Saturday, a decrease from the previous week’s adjusted figure of 24.6%. Prior to one month, it was 25.4%; prior to two months, it was 21.3%. The laboratory conducted 329 tests during the week ending on Saturday, compared to 369 tests the previous week.

Douglas County provides hospital information to the Sarpy/Cass Health Department, according to its dashboard. This data is provided in the Douglas County update listed below.

The health department recorded an increase in immunization rates among inhabitants in the previous week: 67.3% in Sarpy County and 62% in Cass County.

Three Rivers snapshot of data

The COVID-19 dashboard of the Three Rivers Public Health Department is typically updated on Mondays, but no new data were accessible at the start of the week. The health district includes the counties of Dodge, Saunders, and Washington.

Since our previous 3RPHD update on Thursday, August 11, Three Rivers continues to claim 221 COVID-19 deaths, the same amount it has reported for months. The dashboard provides no information regarding deaths or pre-existing conditions.

Monday’s 3RPHD data indicated that 102 instances had been confirmed in the previous week. This number is lower than the 11 August report of 112 cases. The department of health does not include location information for these cases.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the health district has recorded 20,196 cases of COVID-19 infection, which is 222 more cases than were reported on August 11.

This week, the rolling seven-day average was 18.5 instances per 100,000 people, down from 20.3 cases reported on August 11.

Recent data reports indicate an increase in positive in the counties of Dodge and Saunders.

As of Sunday, August 14, 3RPHD reported a positivity rate of 19.3% among Dodge County residents, a decrease from the previous week’s figure of 20.3%. A month ago, the unemployment rate was 16.7%. During the week ending August 14, 89 tests were conducted in Dodge County, according to the dashboard.

14 August, 3RPHD reported a positive rate of 16.4% in Saunders County, down from 21.7% one week prior. Prior to one month, the rate was 10.3%. The dashboard revealed that the county conducted 27 tests during the week ending August 14.

The percentage of Washington County citizens who were optimistic decreased from 37.1% a week earlier to 22% on August 14. A month earlier, the unemployment rate was 29.2%. 73 tests were conducted in the county during the week ending August 14.

According to the health district’s dashboard, Douglas County provides the district’s hospital statistics. The most recent update is available below.

This week, 3RPHD reported somewhat higher immunization rates compared to the previous week. As of Thursday, the immunization percentage among residents aged 5 and older in Dodge County was 65.6%, 60.8% in Saunders County, and 62.2% in Washington County. This represents 61% of all residents in Dodge County, 58.5% of all people in Saunders County, and 60.3% of all residents in Washington County.

If you or your child are sick, a single at-home test is insufficient, according to CHI experts.

Douglas County current events

On Mondays and Thursdays, the Douglas County Health Department has been releasing updated COVID-19 data reports.

On Monday, the DCHD reported eight COVID-19 deaths, the majority of which were elderly and vaccinated.

Six individuals aged 80 or older have died; four of them were vaccinated, and two were not, according to a DCHD press release. “Four of these people were male. Two men between the ages of 55 and 65 who were not vaccinated have also died.”

The local death toll from the COVID-19 epidemic currently stands at 1,162. About a year ago, there were 744 fatalities.

DCHD said that 416 additional COVID-19 cases were confirmed since Thursday. Approximately one year ago, DCHD reported that 418 instances were confirmed over the previous weekend.

The most recent instances bring the total number of local pandemic cases to 166,318. The number of reinfections for the week ending August 20 was 137, a decrease from the previous week’s total of 177.

The most recent case figures decreased the seven-day average from 117 cases on Thursday to 110 cases as of Monday. According to the COVID-19 dashboard for Douglas County, the rolling seven-day average per 100,000 persons was 134.6 on Sunday, down from 143.5 on Thursday.

POSITIVITY RATE: According to the DCHD COVID-19 dashboard, the local positivity rate as of Saturday was 17.4%, down from 19.3% the previous week. Prior to a month, it was 23.4%; prior to two months, it was 18.2%. In the past year, it was 8.6%.

HOSPITALIZATIONS: As of late Sunday, 143 COVID-19 patients were being treated at local hospitals, a decrease from the 152 reported on Thursday. Of these patients, nine were in pediatrics, four fewer than were reported on Thursday; 18 were in intensive care units; and three were on ventilators.

Before about a year, DCHD reported 145 COVID-19-related hospitalizations in the region.

The hospital capacity in a region vary based on staffing levels. As of late Sunday, hospitals were 81% full with 253 available beds, an increase from Thursday’s report of 124 available beds. The area’s intensive care units were 82% filled with 53 beds available, an increase from Thursday’s report of 22 beds. The occupancy rate of pediatric ICUs was 89%, leaving 14 beds open. A year ago, area hospitals were 7% full with 331 available beds, while intensive care units were 76% full with 80 available beds.

In recent weeks, DCHD updated its COVID-19 dashboard to incorporate immunization information for kids 6 months to 4 years. To date, 3,869 pediatric doses have been provided in Douglas County, resulting in the vaccination of 3.3% of children in this age range.

Other immunization rates showed minor increases from the previous week. Currently, 67.3% of Douglas County people are vaccinated, and 56.8% of eligible citizens, fully vaccinated residents aged 5 and older, have received their third dose. Forty-three percent of children ages 5 to 11 are vaccinated, while 69.1 percent of those ages 12 to 17 are fully vaccinated.

Update on Lincoln-Lancaster County

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department recorded 101 cases of COVID-19 over the weekend and 40 cases on Monday, bringing the total number of cases in the community to 78,317.

LLCHD has documented 450 COVID-19 deaths to date. The most recent death was reported Thursday night: a man in his sixties who had not been vaccinated and was not hospitalized, according to a press release from the LLCHD.

There are 46 COVID-19 patients at local hospitals, three of whom are on ventilators.

132,667 booster doses have been delivered, and 68.2% of the county’s population is completely vaccinated, according to the LLCHD.

There is now a second COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 12 to 17.

Vaccination clinics

Nebraska DHHS

Federal Retail Pharmacy Program Participating pharmacies in and around the Omaha metropolitan region include:

Medicine Man Pharmacy, 15615 Pacific Street, Suite 8, Omaha, Nebraska 668118 ViaRx, 825 North 90th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68114 Walmart, 3010 East 23rd Street, Fremont, Nebraska 68025

Vaccine enrollments at retail pharmacies: Baker’s | CVS | Hy-Vee | Kohl’s | Kubat | Sam’s Club | Walmart

Franklin County

Below is a list of the Douglas County COVID-19 vaccine clinics scheduled for this week, including clinics for school-aged children. All clinics are accessible to the general public for any recommended immunization in the series listed below. Those seeking a booster immunization should provide their vaccination card.

All immunizations are available for all ages on FRIDAY from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Douglas County Health Department, located at 1111 S. 41st Street.
All immunizations offered for all ages on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Douglas County Health Department, located at 1111 S. 41st St.
Regarding Text Nebraska

The Douglas County Health Department is urging residents who test positive for COVID-19 to assist Text Nebraska in preventing the virus’s further spread.

If you are 19 or older, have recently tested positive for COVID-19, and supplied a mobile phone number while registering for your test, you will likely receive a survey invitation by text message from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services at 1-844-774-7604. Adding that number to your phone’s directory will prevent your phone or service provider from identifying the call as spam.

“It is not spam and it is safe to respond,” DCHD stated in a news release dated Thursday, adding that the survey is entirely digital and does not need you to speak with anyone.

In the statement, Health Director Dr. Lindsay Huse stated, “Text Nebraska is the next step in contact tracking, and this is where you can help.” “Your response is required since our staff is unable to keep up with the volume of requests.”

Report homeschool exam results

Monday, the Douglas County Health Department invited individuals to submit the results of their home COVID-19 tests at douglascountyhealth.com.

The health department requests, “Look for the blue box labeled ‘Report A COVID-19 Home Test,’ then follow the instructions.”

In-home consultations

DCHD assists homebound individuals in receiving vaccinations by scheduling in-home appointments for all three types of adult vaccinations, for any dose in the series.

Call the DCHD information helpline at 402-444-3400 to make arrangements.

OneWorld immunization clinics for children

The following clinics provide COVID-19 vaccines from OneWorld:

The Livestock Building is located at 4920 S. 30th St. in south Omaha.
In Bellevue, at 2207 Georgia Ave.
In Omaha’s northwest, at 4229 N. 90th St.
At 122 S. Sixth St. in Plattsmouth

OneWorld also delivers COVID-19 immunizations for children at school health clinics.

Bryan High School, 4700 Giles Road Indian Hill Elementary, 3121 U Street Liberty Elementary, 2021 St. Mary’s Avenue Spring Lake Elementary, 4215 S. 20th Street

Walk-ins are allowed on a first-come, first-served basis, or you can make an appointment by calling 402-734-4110.

Pediatric Hospital

Children’s Hospital plans to offer dedicated COVID-19 immunization clinics for approximately one month beginning on Thursday, November 11 — or sooner if doses are delivered earlier.

Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m. at the West Village Point and Spring Valley offices
Saturdays from 8 a.m. until noon, West Village Pointe and Spring Valley offices

After Saturday, December 11, all Children’s Hospital locations will offer COVID-19 immunizations for children by appointment.

Appointments are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Mission Village location, 16909 Q St. Call 402-955-7575 or 402-955-SHOT (7468) to inquire about available appointment times.
Appointments are offered on Thursdays and Fridays at the Dundee location, 4825 Dodge St. Call 402-955-7676 or 402-955-SHOT (7468) to inquire about available appointment times.
Nebraska Medicine

Nebraska Medicine offers COVID-19 immunizations at multiple retail pharmacies and health locations around the Omaha metropolitan area.

NebMed will offer Pfizer vaccines on an appointment-only basis at:

Eagle Run Health Center is located at the intersection of 132nd Street and West Maple Road Fontenelle Health Center is located at the intersection of 50th Street and Ames Avenue Girls Inc. Health Center is located at the intersection of 45th Street and West Maple Road Old Market Health Center is located at the intersection of 13th and Leavenworth streets
Village Pointe Health Center is located at the intersection of 175th and Burke streets.

Single-dose Johnson & Johnson immunizations will be available at the following pharmacies for walk-in patients:

Outpatient Pharmacy at Bellevue Health Center, located at the intersection of 25th Street and Highway 370, will offer J&J immunizations from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Saturdays.
Outpatient Pharmacy at Durham Outpatient Center, located at 45th and Emile streets, will offer J&J vaccinations weekdays from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on weekends from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Within Omaha

OneWorld is located at 4920 S. 30th St. in South Omaha and provides testing and vaccinations. Call 402-734-4110 to schedule an appointment for vaccination anyone over 12 years of age.

Call 402-451-3553 to make an appointment at the CHARLES DREW HEALTH CENTER.

Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Metropolitan Community Church of Omaha will offer a walk-in COVID-19 immunization clinic. No identification is required, however a parent or guardian must accompany adolescents ages 12 to 18.

Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., vaccinations will also be distributed at the Metropolitan Community College Fort Omaha campus, located at 5300 N. 30th St. Appointments will be scheduled using the county’s immunization registration.

DCHD has collaborated with Total Wellness, situated at 9320 H Court, to provide a vaccination clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Veterans may acquire COVID-19 immunizations or boosters at the Omaha VA Medical Center’s walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics between 8 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. on weekdays. Additionally, appointments can be planned online.

Health district for Sarpy/Cass

At its offices at 701 Olson Drive in Papillion, the Sarpy/Cass Health Department has planned immunization clinics for all COVID-19 vaccine doses, including pediatric doses:

Tuesdays: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Wednesdays from 1 to 4:30 pm

The health department provides the initial and second doses of Pfizer and Modern vaccinations, single doses of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen), and booster doses of all three vaccines.

To schedule a consultation, contact 833-998-2275 or 531-249-1875.

Pottawattamie County

The Pottawattamie County Public Health Department strongly encourages residents to take advantage of free COVID-19 testing at:

Any Walgreens drugstore site Hy-Vee Pharmacy on West Broadway Nomi Health on Madison Avenue

Free take-home test kits are available at:

Pottawattamie County Public Health Department office, located at 600 S. Fourth St., Suite 100, in Council Bluffs All Care Health Center, located at 902 S. Sixth St., in Council Bluffs

COVID-19 immunizations are available to walk-ins at the following health department locations:

4-6 p.m. Every Wednesday and Friday
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays

Vaccinations are also offered from 8 a.m. to noon at the Veterans Affairs Building in Council Bluffs, located at 623 Sixth Avenue.

Three Rivers district health office

Those in specified risk categories who have received Pfizer vaccines are given boosters by the Three Rivers Public Health Department. Additionally, it is working with local businesses and schools to schedule additional COVID-19 vaccine clinics.

The health department’s website has the necessary forms for minors and adults who wish to complete them in advance of their appointment.

Regular clinic hours at 3RPHD:

Tuesdays from 4 to 7 p.m., the Three Rivers clinic at 2400 N. Lincoln Avenue in Fremont is open to walk-in patients in Dodge County.
On the first and third Mondays of each month, the Three Rivers clinic in Lake Wanahoo, located at 1320 E. 31st St., is accessible to walk-in patients from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Those who need a COVID-19 test or vaccine but are homebound or require special accommodations should contact the health district at 402-702-2245 to make arrangements.

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