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The spread of the Covid-19 virus remains stable in Douglas County; virus-related hospitalizations slightly increased last week

OMAHA, Nebraska — Since the last report was made on Thursday, the Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) stated that they have received 474 additional positive COVID-19 tests as of Monday. Since March of 2020, there have been a total of 167,166 confirmed cases of the disease.

The stated case numbers do not include results from any at-home tests. Residents of Douglas County are nevertheless encouraged by the county health department to submit the findings of any at-home tests they do since county health officials do check these data.

Since the previous update on Thursday, the DCHD has not obtained any new death certificates connected to the COVID-19 outbreak. The number of people who passed away as a result of complications with COVID-19 in Douglas County during the pandemic is still 1,166.

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 diseases and injuries are included in the total data, unless otherwise specified.

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

  • There were 145 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 including eight pediatric cases.
    • Twenty-one adults were receiving ICU-level care. 
    • There were no additional adult COVID-19 people of interest waiting for test results. 
    • Six people who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on a ventilator.
  • Medical and surgical beds were occupied at an 83% occupancy rate with 236 staffed beds available. 
    • Adult ICU beds were occupied at an 84% rate with 47 staffed beds available.
    • Pediatric ICU beds were at 89% of capacity with 15 beds available.

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