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Douglas Co. Health Department reports uptick in COVID cases

Three additional deaths
Posted at 3:27 PM, Dec 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-16 17:19:40-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Douglas County Health Department said 15,600 doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine are expected in the state by the end of the week. In addition, the department is reporting an increase in cases compared to yesterday's report.

On Tuesday, the department reported 128 new cases. On Wednesday, the department reported 533 new cases over the past day ending at midnight. The total number of cases in Douglas County since the pandemic began is 47,730.

Three more death certificates related to the pandemic were reported. Those include three men between 70 and 80 years of age.

24,336 residents have recovered from the virus.

In regards to flu activity, there has been "an unusually low level of influenza activity reported." Three cases have been reported since September 27 the department said.

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department also reported additional COVID-19-related deaths and cases today:

  • The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) today announced that two more residents have died from COVID-19. The total number of deaths in Lancaster County is now 128. The deaths included a woman in her 90s who had been hospitalized, and a man in his 70s who was in a long-term care facility.
  • 163 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 20,477.
  • Recoveries: up from 5,939 to 6,018
  • Weekly positivity rate:
    • December 6 through December 12: 27.2 percent
    • December 13 through 16: 27.9 percent
  • Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 96 with 55 from Lancaster County (four on ventilators) and 41 from other communities (nine on ventilators).

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