Douglas County deaths of three unvaccinated women, provides list of clinics for children 5-11

Posted at 12:10 PM, Nov 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-04 15:45:38-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — According to the latest COVID-19 report from the Douglas County Health Department, an unvaccinated woman in her 40s and two unvaccinated women in their 70s have died due to COVID-related reasons.

With the additional deaths, the community’s total is now up to 834 since the pandemic began in March of 2020.

The department also reported an additional 163 COVID cases for a total of 88,157 to date.

Other data from the department:

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

    • Medical and surgical beds were at 87% occupancy with 182 staffed beds available and adult ICU beds were occupied at an 83% rate with 50 staffed beds available. 
    • There were 182 individuals hospitalized who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, with 70 of them receiving adult ICU level care. Two pediatric patients were confirmed among those hospitalized. 
    • There was one additional COVID-19 person of interest (generally waiting for test results), and that individual was an adult. 
    • Forty-one individuals who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators.

If you want to get vaccinated this week, the department provided a list of clinics on its Facebook page:

It also provided an extended list of clinics happening this month which will serve children ages 5-11:

The Three Rivers Health Department, which serves Dodge, Saunders and Washington counties, also provided an update:Three Rivers Public Health Department (3RPHD) is offering Booster Doses at all COVID-19 clinics. "We are thrilled with the amount of interest that we are having with Booster doses. 3RPHD is offering free COVID-19 booster doses for all eligible individuals booster doses at our COVID-19 walk-in clinics during the following days and times. Tuesdays: 3:00pm-6:30pm and Fridays: 12:00pm-3:30pm. Pharmacies and some medical providers are also providing Booster doses please reach out to them to learn more." said Terra Uhing, Executive Director of the Three Rivers Public Health Department.Anyone who is 18 years and older and received the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine should receive a booster of any of the three available vaccines after at least two months have passed since their initial dose.As with people vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine, those who received Moderna vaccine should get a booster dose, according to the CDC, if at least six months have passed since they completed their initial course of vaccination, and they are:65 years and olderAges 18+ who live in long-term care settingsAges 18+ who have underlying medical conditionsAges 18+ who live or work in high-risk occupational settingsSadly, we are announcing five new COVID-19 related deaths. This brings the total COVID-19 related deaths in our health district to 151.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: questions or more information about COVID-19, please call Three Rivers at 402-727-5396, email or visit our apps today for all of our latest coverage.Get the latest news and weather delivered straight to your inbox.

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