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Douglas County confirms 248 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths, 32 COVID patients on ventilators

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Posted at 1:51 PM, Sep 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-08 14:51:11-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Wednesday, the Douglas County Health Department confirmed that 248 new, positive COVID-19 tests were received as of Midnight on Tuesday.

The total number of positive cases in the county since the start of the pandemic is 79,583. There have been 752 COVID-19 deaths and that number remains unchanged from yesterday with no new deaths reported from Tuesday.

According to the county:

  • Medical and surgical beds are at 81% occupancy with 264 available beds
  • Adult ICU beds are at 84% occupancy with 47 bed available
  • There are 193 individuals who are hospitalized with COVID-19 and 67 of them are in ICU-level care
  • Eight pediatric patients are hospitalized with COVID
  • There are four additional people suspected of having COVID-19 who are awaiting test results
  • 32 patients on ventilators are confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19

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