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COVID-19 case counts in Douglas County continue to decline

Improvement in hospitalizations and positive tests
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Posted at 12:18 PM, Feb 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-07 13:18:27-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Monday, the Douglas County Health Department confirmed that 521 new positive COVID-19 tests were received over the last three days.

The Health Department received three new COVID-19-related death certificates during the past day for an unvaccinated man in his 50s and two vaccinated men in their 70s. The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Douglas County during the pandemic now is 1,024.

On Monday, Nebraska Medicine began a transition out of its crisis plan due to declining COVID-19 hospitalizations.

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 a near-daily basis. 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 report received late Sunday afternoon:

  • Medical and surgical beds are at 83% occupancy with 240 staffed beds available.
  • Adult ICU beds are occupied at an 86% rate.
    • There are 41 staffed ICU beds available for all patients.
  • There are 341 individuals hospitalized for COVID-19
    • 62 COVID patients are receiving adult ICU-level care.
  • Twelve pediatric patients are confirmed among those hospitalized.
    • Pediatric ICU beds are at 88% capacity with 16 beds available for all patients.
  • Thirty-four individuals who are confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 are on ventilators.
  • There were seven additional COVID-19 persons of interest (generally waiting for test results),
    • All are potential adult cases with no potential pediatric cases.

The total number of positive cases reported since March of 2020 is 139,770.

Upcoming vaccination clinics:

Monday:

  • Lewis and Clark Middle School, 6901 Burt St. 5 to 7 p.m., Pfizer 5-plus.

Tuesday:

  • Douglas County Health Department, 1111 S. 41st St., Noon to 4 p.m., all vaccines.
  • UNO Milo Bail Student Center, 6203 University Drive N, Noon to 3 p.m., Pfizer 5-plus.

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