DCHD reports over 200 new COVID cases Monday

COVID-19 coronavirus
Posted at 10:48 AM, May 09, 2022

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Douglas County Health Department on Monday reported that 207 new positive COVID-19 tests have been received since the most recent report last Thursday, when 240 cases were reported. During this time, the DCHD received one new confirmed COVID-19-related death certificate for a vaccinated man in his 40s. The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Douglas County during the pandemic is now 1,113.

According to the most recent local hospital update received by DCHD late Sunday:
Medical and surgical beds are at an 80% occupancy rate with 284 staffed beds available. 
Adult ICU beds are occupied at a 74% rate with 79 staffed beds available.
Pediatric ICU beds are at 86% of capacity with 19 beds available.
There are 52 individuals hospitalized due to COVID-19,
Two are pediatric cases.
Nine are receiving ICU-level care.
There are three additional adult COVID-19 persons of interest (generally waiting for test results).
One person who is confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 is on a ventilator.

The number of positive cases since March of 2020 now totals 150,961.

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