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Douglas County reports 2 more COVID-19 deaths, 257 new cases

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Posted at 11:13 AM, Sep 17, 2021

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Friday, the Douglas County Health Department confirmed 257 new cases of COVID-19 and two more deaths since Thursday at Midnight. A year ago, the department reported 97 new cases.

A woman in her 60s, who was unvaccinated, and a woman in her 80s, who was vaccinated, were the COVID-related fatalities reported on Friday. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic is now 770.

Additional coronavirus numbers as received by the health department on Thursday afternoon:

  • Medical and surgical beds were at 87% occupancy with 181 beds available
  • Adult ICU beds were occupied at an 86% rate with 41 beds available
  • 187 individuals hospitalized have been diagnosed with COVID-19
  • 63 COVID patients receiving adult ICU level care
  • Six pediatric patients were confirmed among those hospitalized
  • Four additional COVID-19 persons of interest (generally waiting for test results)
  • Twenty-nine individuals who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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