Douglas County breaks 150K positive COVID-19 cases as of Monday

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Posted at 11:24 AM, Apr 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-18 12:24:29-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Monday, the Douglas County Health Department reported 92 new positive COVID-19 tests have been received since the most recent report last Thursday. During this time, the DCHD received two new confirmed COVID-19-related death certificates for a vaccinated man in his 70s and an unvaccinated man over 85. The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Douglas County during the pandemic has increased to 1,109.

The Omaha Metropolitan Healthcare Coalition — which encompasses Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders, Dodge, and Washington counties in Nebraska, plus hospitals in Council Bluffs and Missouri Valley, Iowa — releases updated COVID-19 case counts and a hospital occupancy report to the Douglas County Health Department on Mondays and Thursdays. The overall numbers include both COVID-19 patients and hospitalized patients for all other illnesses and injuries unless otherwise noted.

According to the most recent local hospital update received by DCHD late Sunday:

  • Medical and surgical beds are at 81% occupancy with 273 staffed beds available.
  • Adult ICU beds are occupied at an 82% rate with 55 staffed beds available. 
  • Pediatric ICU beds are at 92% capacity with 11 beds available.
  • There are 50 individuals hospitalized due to COVID-19, and all are adults. 
    • Ten are receiving ICU-level care.
  • There are three additional adult COVID-19 persons of interest (generally waiting for test results)
  • Two individuals who are confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The number of positive cases since March of 2020 now totals 150,011.

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