Douglas County reports 9 more COVID-19 related deaths; 7 out of 9 deaths were unvaccinated patients

The youngest death was an unvaccinated man in his 50s
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Posted at 10:58 AM, Oct 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-13 11:58:53-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Wednesday, the Douglas County Health Department said it received nine new death certificates during the past day. According to a news release, none of the six men who died were vaccinated. One man was in his 50s, three were in their 60s and two were over 70 years of age. Three women over 75 years of age died and two of them were vaccinated. 

That doesn't mean that nine people died within the last few days. It means that the county received those death certificates within the last day.

The county also confirmed that 232 new positive COVID-19 tests have been received since Midnight on Tuesday. The total number of positive cases reported since March of 2020 is 85,206.

Additional COVID-19 numbers from the health department include:

  • According to the most recent local hospital report received Tuesday afternoonmedical and surgical beds were at 88% occupancy with 162 staffed beds available.
  • Adult ICU beds were occupied at an 89% rate with 32 staffed beds available.
  • Twenty-nine individuals who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators.
  • There were 193 individuals hospitalized who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, with 62 of them receiving adult ICU level care.
  • Four pediatric patients were confirmed among those hospitalized.
  • There were six additional COVID-19 persons of interest (generally waiting for test results), and all of them were adults.

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