OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Douglas County Health Department reported 150 new coronavirus cases on Saturday but cautioned people not to get too encouraged by the relatively low number.
"While the low number of new tests today may be seen as encouraging, many laboratory reports came in after midnight and will be reported tomorrow," the department said in a release.
To date, there have been 46,179 total coronavirus cases in the county since the pandemic began in March.
The health department reported nine more deaths related to the pandemic, six women ranging in age from their 50s to 90s and three men ranging in age from their 60s to 90s. So far, 399 county residents have passed away from coronavirus.
As of Friday, medical and surgical beds in the county were at 82% occupancy with 282 beds available and adult ICU beds are occupied at a 73% rate with 90 beds available.
There were 356 individuals hospitalized who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, with 102 of them receiving adult ICU level care. There are also 23 more persons of interest (generally waiting for test results).
Forty-two individuals who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators.
Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced that one more resident has died from COVID-19. The total number of deaths in Lancaster County is now 119. The death was a woman in her 70s who was hospitalized. On behalf of the City, Mayor Gaylor Baird expresses condolences to her family and friends.
LLCHD reports 117 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 19,762.