On Monday, the Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) reported an additional 237 new cases of COVID-19 in the county and no additional COVID-related deaths.
With the new cases, the total for the county is now 54,035.
In addition, DCHD reported the following:
- The number of deaths in the county connected to the pandemic remains 489.
- DCHD reports that 35,431 Douglas County residents have recovered from the disease.
- According to the most recent local hospital report received today, medical and surgical beds were at 77% occupancy with 358 beds available and adult ICU beds are occupied at a 67% rate with 110 beds available.
- There were 241 individuals hospitalized who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, with 72 of them receiving adult ICU level care.
- There are also 23 more persons of interest (generally waiting for test results).
- Thirty-nine individuals who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators.
The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) today announced that five more residents have died from COVID-19. The deaths included two men who were hospitalized, one in his 70s and one in his 80s, as well as three individuals in long-term care facilities–two men in their 90s and a woman in her 80s. On behalf of the City, Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird expresses condolences to their family and friends.
LLCHD reports 76 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 23,239. The total number of deaths in Lancaster County is now 158.
Visit COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov to access a dashboard that summarizes Lancaster County COVID-19 data. LLCHD also released the following information today:
Recoveries: up from 7,047 to 7,177
Weekly positivity rate:
- December 27 through January 2: 33.7 percent
- January 2 through 4: 40.6 percent