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.
Clinics happening this week: