OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Wednesday, the Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) reported 39 additional COVID-19 cases which is more than double the seven-day average of about 15 per day.
With the additional cases, the community’s total since March of 2020 is 72,366.
No new COVID-related deaths were reported so the total remains at 732.
The DCHD also reported a milestone for its COVID hotline.
It said, “Recently, the Information Line received its 58,000th call. This milestone comes as calls are decreasing, but demonstrates this service remains vital. On a typical day, the staff will provide information on setting appointments, where the Pop-Up clinics are coming, how to get a replacement vaccination card, and provide guidance on how to respond to an exposure. Calls are regularly answered in English or Spanish. This service will continue for the foreseeable future.”
A pop-up clinic is scheduled this week at the San Andreas Lutheran Church located at 4440 South 25th Street on Thursday from 1-4 p.m.
Other information from the department:
- According to the most recent local hospital report received yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon:
- Medical and surgical beds were at 77% occupancy with 344 beds available and adult ICU beds are occupied at a 66% rate with 115 beds available.
- There were 26 individuals hospitalized who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, with seven of them receiving adult ICU level care.
- There were two additional persons of interest (generally waiting for test results).
- Four individuals who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators.