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Douglas Co. reports one more death and 141 new COVID cases

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Posted at 12:45 PM, Jan 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-26 17:27:46-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Tuesday, Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) reported one additional COVID-19-related death and 141 new cases.

The death was of a man over the age of 80 and brings the community total to 583 since the pandemic started.

With the additional infections, the total now stands at 60,178.

The department said 45,686 residents have recovered from the virus.

More from the DCHD:

  • According to the most recent local hospital report received Monday, medical and surgical beds were at 74% occupancy with 393 beds available and adult ICU beds are occupied at a 67% rate with 110 beds available.
  • There were 198 individuals hospitalized who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, with 65 of them receiving adult ICU level care.
  • There are also 13 more persons of interest (generally waiting for test results).
  • Nineteen individuals who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators.

LINCOLN UPDATE

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) today announced that three more residents have died from COVID-19. The deaths were two men in their 70s and a man in his 80s who were all hospitalized. The total number of deaths in Lancaster County is now 192. On behalf of the City, Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird expresses condolences to their families and friends.

LLCHD reports 44 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 26,279.

Visit lincoln.ne.gov/COVID19dashboard [lincoln.ne.gov] to access a dashboard that summarizes Lancaster County COVID-19 data. LLCHD also released the following information today:

Recoveries: up from 9,687 to 9,809

Weekly positivity rate:

  • January 17 through 23: 29.4 percent
  • January 24 through 26: not available

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 64 with 44 from Lancaster County (none on ventilators) and 20 from other communities (two on ventilators).

Vaccine registrations: almost 60,800

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