Douglas County reports COVID-related deaths of woman in her 40s, woman in her 80s & man in his 50s

All had underlying conditions
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Posted at 11:02 AM, Oct 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-18 16:22:57-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Monday, the Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) reported 196 new cases of COVID-19 since its Friday report. The department also reported three related deaths.

The department said the deaths included a partially vaccinated woman in her 40s, a partially vaccinated woman in her 80s and a vaccinated man in his 50s. All three had underlying conditions.

With the new deaths, the total in the county since the pandemic began in March of 2020 is now up to 821 and cases are now up to 83,735.

The department added that the good news is we are seeing the lowest transmission rates since early-to-mid August but the transmission rate still remains high — but is falling.

Other data from the department:

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

    • Medical and surgical beds were at 82% occupancy with 249 staffed beds available and adult ICU beds were occupied at an 88% rate with 35 staffed beds available. 
    • There were 181 individuals hospitalized who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, with 67 of them receiving adult ICU level care. Three pediatric patients were confirmed among those hospitalized. 
    • There were two additional COVID-19 persons of interest (generally waiting for test results), and all of them were adults. Twenty-six individuals who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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