Douglas County: 137 additional COVID-19 cases since Friday, more vaccine clinics scheduled

UNMC doc says COVID Unit full
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Posted at 12:28 PM, Jul 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-26 14:54:35-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Douglas County Health Department confirmed that 137 additional positive tests of COVID-19 have been received since our last report on Friday.

The recent increase in cases is mainly due to unvaccinated individuals,” Douglas County Health Director, Dr, Lindsay Huse said. “We are reminding people that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe, free, and it works.”

This week vaccine clinics are set for:

  • Tuesday, July 27, George Russell Middle School, 5304 S. 172nd Street, 12:30 p.m.- 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: July 29, Anderson Middle School, 15404 Adams Street, 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.
    • Omaha South High School, 4519 S. 24th Street, noon – 7 p.m.
    • Bryan Middle School, 15404 Adams Street, 1- 4 p.m.
    • Butler-Gast YMCA, 3501 Ames Avenue, 2-5 p.m.

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The total number of positive cases reported since March of 2020 is 73,077. The Health Department did not receive any new death certificates since Friday. The total number of deaths related to the pandemic in Douglas County remains 737.

Last week, Dr. Angela Hewitt from the University of Nebraska Medical Center said that the COVID-19 unit was full for the first time in months.

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