OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Douglas County Health Department on Monday reported 649 new positive COVID-19 tests were received since Thursday’s report when the new case count stood at 592.
The case numbers reported do not include at-home tests. The county health department still encourages Douglas County residents to report their at-home test results because health officials do review them.
The Health Department received one new COVID-19-related death certificate since Thursday’s report. One unvaccinated woman over 80 has died. The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Douglas County during the pandemic is now 1,143.
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 on Sunday:
- There were 151 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 including seven pediatric cases.
- Seventeen adults were receiving ICU-level care.
- Six people who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on a ventilator.
- Medical and surgical beds were occupied at an 82% occupancy rate with 245 staffed beds available.
- Adult ICU beds were occupied at a 88% rate with 36 staffed beds available.
- Pediatric ICU beds were at 92% of capacity with 10 beds available.
- There were two additional COVID-19 persons of interest.
The number of positive cases since March of 2020 now totals 163,457.