Douglas Co. reports spike in COVID-19 cases; more than on July 27 of 2020

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Posted at 12:49 PM, Jul 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-27 19:18:44-04

UPDATE 7/27/2021 3:00 PM

On Monday, the Douglas County Health Department reported 137 cases of COVID-19 since its last report on Friday. On Tuesday, the department reported 112 verified cases over a one-day period.

Health department spokesperson, Phil Rooney told 3 News Now on Tuesday afternoon that the number of cases on July 27 this year is more than the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the same date in 2020. The last day with more cases than Tuesday was May 3 with 126 reported cases, according to Rooney.

With the additional cases, the county’s total is now at 73,186 since the pandemic started in March of 2020.

No additional deaths were reported so the total remains at 737.

Other data from the department:

  • According to the most recent local hospital report received yesterday (Monday) afternoon
    • Medical and surgical beds were at 80% occupancy with 292 beds available and adult ICU beds are occupied at a 71% rate with 98 beds available.
    • There were 36 individuals hospitalized who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, with 19 of them receiving adult ICU level care.
    • There were eight additional COVID-19 persons of interest (generally waiting for test results).
    • Ten individuals who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The department also provided an update on vaccination clinics happening this week:

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