Douglas County Health Department reports highest number of positive COVID-19 cases since start of pandemic

Four more COVID-19 related deaths were also reported
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Posted at 9:41 AM, Jan 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-06 14:47:38-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Douglas County Health Department announced 1,547 new positive COVID-19 cases on Thursday in a preliminary report — the highest number of positive tests received since the pandemic began.

According to Phil Rooney, a spokesperson for the health department, this amount tops the previous record on Dec. 30, 2021 of 1,188 cases.

Rooney provided a list of previous records for one-day new case totals based on testing date:
· 1/5/22 – 1,547 new cases
· 12/30/21 - 1,188 new cases
· 1/4/22 - 1,038 new cases
· 11/18/2020 - 937 new cases

A total of 109,450 positive cases have been reported in Douglas County since March of 2020.

Four additional COVID-19 related deaths were also reported involving a man in his 50s and a man in his 60s, along with a woman in her 60s and a woman in her 70s. None of these individuals were vaccinated.

The number of COVID-19 related deaths in Douglas County is now 936.

Updates on hospital numbers are expected later Thursday.

Find a list of vaccine clinics below.

• Bryan High School, 4700 Giles Rd., 4-7 p.m. Pfizer 5-plus.
• Omaha North High School, 36th and Ames Ave. 4-7 p.m. Pfizer 5-plus.

• Douglas County Health Department, 1111 S. 41st St., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. All vaccines.

• Kanyaw Baptist Church, 4730 N. 60th Ave 9:00-noon. Pfizer 5-plus.
• Girls Inc., 2811 N 45th St. Noon-3 p.m. All vaccines.

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