Douglas County Health Dept. reports more than 700 new COVID-19 cases Saturday

Posted at 12:28 PM, Nov 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-14 18:46:35-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Douglas County Health Department reported another record high number of COVID-19 cases on Saturday, reaching more than 700 in a single day for the first time.

The health department says there are 785 new COVID-19 cases for a total of 30,514 since the pandemic began in March.

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Three additional death certificates were received related to COVID-19 involving a woman and two men over 80. The number of deaths connected to the pandemic in Douglas County is now 270.

DCHD says they are unable to update from Friday's total of 17,077 residents who have recovered.

As of Saturday, metro area hospitals had 300 medical and surgical beds available for an 80% occupancy rate with 51 adult ICU beds available for an 83% occupancy rate.

The health department says there were 384 individuals hospitalized who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 with 114 of them getting adult ICU level care.

There are also 32 additional persons of interest, who are generally waiting for test results.

Fifty-four people who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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