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COVID spread in Omaha metro continues to gain ground

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Posted at 1:43 PM, May 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-19 14:43:04-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Thursday, the Douglas County Health Department reported that 353 new positive COVID-19 tests have been received since the most recent report on Monday, when 333 new cases were reported. 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 1,120.

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

  • Medical and surgical beds are occupied at an 85% occupancy rate with 212 staffed beds available.
  • Adult ICU beds are occupied at an 83% rate with 53 staffed beds available.
  • Pediatric ICU beds are at 86% of capacity with 19 beds available.
  • There are 82 individuals hospitalized due to COVID-19,
  • two are pediatric cases.
  • Twelve are receiving ICU-level care.
  • There is one additional adult COVID-19 person of interest (generally waiting for test results).
  • Four people who are confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on a ventilator.

The number of positive cases since March of 2020 now totals 151,982.

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