Douglas Co., Central District Health Department announce new coronavirus cases

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Posted at 4:35 PM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 17:35:14-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) announced 10 additional cases of COVID-19 on Monday while the Central District Health Department (CDHD) reported they now have 211 total cases.

The new cases in Douglas County involve five men and five women between 28 and 72 years old.

According to DCHD, five of the new cases had contact with a known case, two were community-acquired, one was travel-related and two are under investigation.

Three of the new cases are hospitalized, the health department said.

There are now 245 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Douglas County.

DCHD said as of Sunday evening, 599 medical surge beds are available with 38 patients hospitalized with coronavirus.

Of the 392 available ventilators, 115 are in use, including 11 for coronavirus patients.

Additionally, the Central District Health Department (CDHD) reported a total of 211 lab-confirmed cases. That is a 3-fold increase from one week ago Monday when the health department reported 68 cases.

Merrick County now has 3 cases, Hamilton County has 11 and Hall County has 197, according to CDHD.

Those with positive results range in age from 11 to 88.

Nebraska DHHS's information line is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 402-552-6645. Calls are taken 24/7 at United Way's 2-1-1 hotline.

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