COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Douglas County with nearly 700 new cases since Monday

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Posted at 11:26 AM, Jun 30, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-30 12:26:05-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Thursday, the Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) reported 678 new positive COVID-19 tests were received since Monday's report when 586 new cases were reported. The number of positive cases since March of 2020 now totals 157,570.

The Health Department has not received any new COVID-19-related death certificates since Monday. The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Douglas County during the pandemic remains at 1,134.

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 Wednesday:

  • There were 112 individuals hospitalized due to COVID-19 including three pediatric cases.
    • Adult ICU beds were occupied at a 91% rate with 25 staffed beds available.
    • Nineteen adults were receiving ICU-level care.
    • Five people who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on a ventilator.
  • Medical and surgical beds were occupied at an 88% occupancy rate with 163 staffed beds available.
  • Pediatric ICU beds were at 88% of capacity with 16 beds available.
  • There were five additional adult COVID-19 persons of interest (generally waiting for test results), including four adults and one pediatric case.

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