Douglas County COVID-19 positivity rate at 30.2 percent

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Posted at 12:15 PM, Dec 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-06 16:41:50-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Douglas County Health Department said the coronavirus positivity rate for the week that ended Saturday was 30.2 percent.

That's a slight jump from the previous week when the coronavirus positivity rate in the county was 28.1 percent.

The health department announced 620 additional cases on Sunday, upping the total in the county to 43,853 since the pandemic began in March.

The health department reported no new coronavirus-related deaths on Sunday. The number of countywide deaths connected to the pandemic remains at 360.

According to the health department, 21,623 county residents have recovered from coronavirus.

As of Saturday, medical and surgical beds in the county were at 78% occupancy with 330 beds available. Adult ICU beds were occupied at a 68% rate with 105 beds available.

There were 341 individuals hospitalized who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, with 152 of them receiving adult ICU level care. There are also 19 more persons of interest (generally waiting for test results).

Forty-four individuals who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators.


Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced that 231 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 18,616. The number of deaths in the community remains at 93.

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