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Douglas County reports 43 coronavirus cases, three deaths

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Posted at 2:38 PM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 16:33:22-05

The Douglas County Health Department reported 43 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, upping the number in the county since the pandemic began to 62,788.

The county also announced three new coronavirus-related deaths, a woman in her 70s, one in her 80s and a man over 90. There have been 639 coronavirus-related deaths in the county.

According to the most recent local hospital report received Monday night, medical and surgical beds were at 71% occupancy with 447 beds available and adult ICU beds are occupied at a 67% rate with 110 beds available.

There were 107 individuals hospitalized who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, with 53 of them receiving adult ICU level care. There are also nine more persons of interest (generally waiting for test results).

Twenty-one individuals who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators.

Lincoln has Two More Deaths From COVID-19

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) today announced that two more residents have died from COVID-19. The deaths were a woman in her 50s and a man in his 70s who were both hospitalized. The total number of deaths in Lancaster County is now 212. On behalf of the City, Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird expresses condolences to their families and friends.

LLCHD reports 29 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 27,563.

Visit lincoln.ne.gov/COVID19dashboard [lincoln.ne.gov] to access a dashboard that summarizes Lancaster County COVID-19 data. LLCHD also released the following information today:

Recoveries: 12,044

Weekly positivity rate:

  • February 7 through 13: 18 percent
  • February 14 through 16: not available

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 30 with 19 from Lancaster County (two on ventilators) and 11 from other communities (three on ventilators).

Vaccine doses administered: 60,078

An online COVID-19 vaccine registration form for Lancaster County residents is available at COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov. Those who do not have online access or who need assistance may call LLCHD’s COVID-19 hotline at 402-441-8006 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays to register.

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