Dougals Co. passes 63,000 COVID-19 cases mark

Six virus-related deaths reported
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Posted at 1:27 PM, Feb 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-17 14:27:05-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Wednesday, the Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) additional COVID-19 cases for a total of 63,012 since the pandemic began in March of 2020.

Six additional deaths were also reported for a total of 645 to date. The department said the cases include, “A woman in her 50s and two men over the age of 70. We also have lost a man in his 60s and two men over 80.”

Other information from the DCHD:

  • Updated information on recoveries is not available today.
  • According to the most recent local hospital report received last evening, medical and surgical beds were at 75% occupancy with 390 beds available and adult ICU beds are occupied at a 68% rate with 108 beds available.
  • There were 102 individuals hospitalized who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, with 49 of them receiving adult ICU level care.
  • There are also nine more persons of interest (generally waiting for test results).
  • Nineteen individuals who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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