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Douglas County reports COVID positivity rate of 32.5 percent

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Posted at 2:18 PM, Nov 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-15 16:40:55-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - The Douglas County Health Department said the coronavirus positivity rate in the county for the week that ended Saturday was 32.5 percent.

The week before, the positivity rate was 29.6 percent.

Three hundred and thirty-three new coronavirus cases were reported in the county on Sunday, pushing the total since the start of the pandemic in March to 30,487.

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The 7-day rolling average for the week that ended Saturday was 101.7 cases/100,000 population per day.

No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported Sunday, leaving that tally at 270.

As of Saturday, metro area hospitals had 300 medical and surgical beds available for an 80% occupancy rate with 51 Adult Intensive Care Unit beds available for an 83% occupancy rate.

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Fifty-four people who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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