Douglas County reports deaths of an unvaccinated woman in her 30s and vaccinated woman in her 90s

Seven pediatric patients among those hospitalized
Posted at 11:24 AM, Sep 22, 2021

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Wednesday, confirmed COVID-19 cases in Douglas County took a bit of a dip with 176 reported.

With the new cases, the total in the county, since the pandemic started in March of 2020, is now up to 82,103.

The department said a vaccinated woman in her 90s and an unvaccinated woman in her 30s died due to COVID, bringing the community’s total to 776.

Other data from the department:

  • According to the most recent local hospital report received yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon:
    • Medical and surgical beds were at 89% occupancy with 151 beds available and adult ICU beds were occupied at an 85% rate with 43 beds available.
    • There were 193 individuals hospitalized who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, with 54 of them receiving adult ICU level care. Seven pediatric patients were confirmed among those hospitalized.
    • There were four additional COVID-19 persons of interest (generally waiting for test results), and one was a potential pediatric case.
    • Thirty-six individuals who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The department added, "There are currently no changes in who is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. A revision is expected soon, but until that information is provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is not possible to provide details on any plans. The Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) encourages everyone who is currently eligible for the vaccine to see a provider as soon as possible."

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