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144 new positive COVID-19 tests reported by DCHD Monday

Virus Outbreak Washington
Posted at 10:58 AM, Apr 25, 2022

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Monday, the Douglas County Health Department reported that 144 new positive COVID-19 tests have been received since the most recent report on Thursday. During this time, the DCHD did not receive any new COVID-19-related death certificates. The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Douglas County during the pandemic remains at 1,110.

The Omaha Metropolitan Healthcare Coalition — which encompasses Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders, Dodge, and Washington counties in Nebraska, plus hospitals in Council Bluffs and Missouri Valley, Iowa — releases updated COVID-19 case counts and a hospital occupancy report to the Douglas County Health Department on Mondays and Thursdays. The overall numbers include both COVID-19 patients and hospitalized patients for all other illnesses and injuries unless otherwise noted.

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

  • Medical and surgical beds are at an 83% occupancy rate with 245 staffed beds available.
  • Adult ICU beds are occupied at a 71% rate with 91 staffed beds available.
  • Pediatric ICU beds are at 88% of capacity with 16 beds available. 
  • There are three additional adult COVID-19 persons of interest (generally waiting for test results).
  • Two individuals who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators.
  • There are 46 adult individuals hospitalized due to COVID-19,
    • Nine are receiving ICU-level care.

The number of positive cases since March of 2020 now totals 150,194.

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