Douglas Co. reports six COVID-19 related deaths

50 new cases among school students/staff
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Posted at 1:19 PM, Dec 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-31 17:03:06-05



The Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) reported 298 new COVID-19 cases for a total of 52,737 to date.

In addition, six deaths have been reported for a total of 484. The cases include five men and a woman who were 75 years of age or older.

Also, "50 new cases among students and staff have been reported during the past 14 days with ten people in quarantine and 42 individuals who are self-monitoring."

Recoveries are now up to 33,506.

Other data from the department:

  • According to the most recent local hospital report received today, medical and surgical beds were at 79% occupancy with 320 beds available and adult ICU beds are occupied at a 73% rate with 112 beds available.
  • There were 293 individuals hospitalized who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, with 77 of them receiving adult ICU level care.
  • There are also 27 more persons of interest (generally waiting for test results).
  • Forty-two individuals who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators.

Yesterday's COVID-19 case update: Douglas Co. passes 52,000 COVID cases mark

Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department

  • The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) today announced that one more resident has died from COVID-19. The total number of deaths in Lancaster County is now 153.
    • The death was a man in his 60s who was hospitalized. On behalf of the City, Mayor Gaylor Baird expresses condolences to his family and friends.
  • LLCHD reports 193 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 22,654.
  • Recoveries: up from 6,730 to 6,882
  • Weekly positivity rate:
    • December 20 through 26: 25.6%
    • December 27 through 31: 33.1%
  • Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 99 with 61 from Lancaster County (six on ventilators) and 38 from other communities (four on ventilators).


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