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Douglas County reports 237 new cases of COVID-19

No additional COVID-19 deaths reported
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Posted at 12:55 PM, Jan 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-04 18:03:32-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — NEBRASKA

DOUGLAS COUNTY

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.

LANCASTER COUNTY

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

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