Douglas County reports COVID-related deaths of man in his 30s, man in his 70s and woman in her 80s

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Posted at 11:04 AM, Oct 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-20 16:02:55-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Wednesday, the Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) reported three more deaths related to COVID-19. Those include a vaccinated man in his 30s, a vaccinated man in his 70s and an unvaccinated woman in her 80s.

The number of deaths related to the pandemic, since it began in March of 2020, is now up to 824. The health department did not include details regarding any underlying conditions.

Another 137 cases were also reported for a total of 86,022 to date.

Other data from the department:

  • According to the most recent local hospital report received yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon:

    • Medical and surgical beds were at 84% occupancy with 219 staffed beds available and adult ICU beds were occupied at an 89% rate with 33 staffed beds available. 
    • There were 183 individuals hospitalized who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, with 69 of them receiving adult ICU level care. Two pediatric patients were confirmed among those hospitalized. 
    • There were three additional COVID-19 persons of interest (generally waiting for test results), and all of them were adults. 
    • Twenty-seven individuals who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators.
    • The Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) is reminding everyone that the COVID-19 vaccine is available at your home. Just call the DCHD Information Line at (402) 444-3400 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. and our staff will work to set up an appointment for you.
    • DCHD has launched a drive-thru COVID-19 clinic to open today at Lot D on the north end of the CHI Health Center Arena. The goal is to serve as many people as possible in a convenient manner with any dose in the vaccination series. The dates of the clinics are:
      • October 20 and 27, Wednesdays, from 1-6 p.m.
      • October 23 and 30, Saturdays, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

“This is another way to eliminate barriers and answer vaccine questions in a one-on-one setting,” Douglas County Health Director, Dr. Lindsay Huse said. “We encourage people who at home during the day to care for children or others, and people who may face transportation issues to call us.”

No vaccine outreach clinics are planned for Thursday, but a Pop-Up clinic is planned for Friday from 4-6 p.m. at the Children’s Museum at 500 S. 20th St. DCHD also host a clinic inside our offices at 1111 S. 41 st St. from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Clinics happening this week:

The Twin Rivers Public Health Department also provided an update on COVID activity in the area.

It said:

The 3RPHD health district has reported 11,612 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. We have had 160 cases in the last 7 days and 344 cases in the past 14 days which is a decrease from the previous weeks. “I am happy to report that we have 67.18% of our health district population 16 years of age and older fully vaccinated—we continue to make progress each week,” said Terra Uhing, Executive Director of the Three Rivers Public Health Department.

Effective next week we are changing our COVID-19 walk-in clinic hours at the health department to the following:

  • Tuesdays: 3:00pm-6:30pm
  • Fridays: 12:00pm-3:30pm

As a reminder we have testing that is a collaborative partnership with Total Wellness. The testing site is a drive-through and appointments can be made at

If you do not have access to make an online appointment you can show up at the location and still be tested. Insurance may be billed if available, but there will be NO direct cost to any patient.

The site address and hours of operation are:

  • 210 E Military Avenue, Fremont, NE 68025.

Our hours of operation are changing to the following: Tuesdays: 9:00am-1:00pm and Fridays—1:30pm-5:00pm.

If you are homebound or require special accommodations and wish to receive a COVID-19 test or vaccine, please contact us at 402-704-2245.

If you or someone you know are in need of resources such as access to food, assistance with rent, or other needs, please reach out to our Community Health Worker, Evelyn, at 402-704-2255.

The 3RPHD Data Dashboard is updated each weekday and can be found at:

For questions or more information about COVID-19, please call Three Rivers at 402-727-5396, email or visit

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