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Douglas County reports more than 800 new coronavirus cases

Six more deaths also announced
Adi Pour
Posted at 11:58 AM, Dec 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-05 17:19:13-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - The Douglas County Health Department reported 833 new coronavirus cases on Saturday.

The new cases push the county's case total to 43,233 since the pandemic began in March and is just shy of the single day county record of 844.

The health department also announced six new deaths related to the coronavirus, a teenage girl, a woman in her 60s, two women over 80, and two men over 75. There have now been 360 coronavirus-related deaths in the county.

According to the health department, 21,496 county residents have recovered from the coronavirus.

As of Friday, medical and surgical beds were at 78% occupancy with 332 beds available and adult ICU beds are occupied at a 74% rate with 87 beds available.

There were 362 individuals hospitalized who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, with 86 of them receiving adult ICU level care. There are also 24 more persons of interest (generally waiting for test results).

Forty-five individuals who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators.

Lincoln Has Another Death From COVID-19

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced that one more resident has died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths in Lancaster County to 93. The individual was a man in his 80s who was in a long-term care facility. On behalf of the City, Mayor Gaylor Baird expresses condolences to his family and friends.

LLCHD reports 284 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 18,385.

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