Douglas County COVID numbers worsening

Posted at 3:40 PM, Jul 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-20 18:17:52-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - Douglas County's new Health Director, Dr. Lindsay Huse, says there's been a 170% increase in coronavirus cases per 100,000 people from a month ago.

She says the positivity rate has also more than doubled, from 6% a month ago to almost 15% now.

With the Delta variant dominating the spread, Dr. Huse plans to continue bringing the vaccine out to the community.

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"We're doing everything possible to be out in the community, and be out where are, to get this vaccine to them," Huse said. "We've been to schools, we've been to faith-based organizations and churches. We're currently doing pop-up clinics. To date we've currently done 90 clinics."

A pop-up clinic is underway right now at the Simple Foundation on the corner of 30th and W streets. It goes until 7 p.m.

Huse took over as Douglas County Health Director following the retirement of Dr. Adi Pour.

Hear more from Huse below:

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