Douglas Co. reports two COVID-19-related deaths

Posted at 3:04 PM, Feb 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-02 16:37:05-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Tuesday, the Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) reported 165 new COVID-19 cases in the county and two additional deaths related to the virus.

The number of cases in Douglas County, up to this point, is now at 61,316.

The additional deaths include “two women, one in her 60s and one in her 80s” for a total of 603 since March, 2020.

Other data from the department:

  • According to the most recent local hospital report received Monday, medical and surgical beds were at 76% occupancy with 370 beds available and adult ICU beds are occupied at a 67% rate with 110 beds available.
  • There were 193 individuals hospitalized who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, with 75 of them receiving adult ICU level care. There are also 16 more persons of interest (generally waiting for test results).
  • Twenty individuals who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators.

Lincoln Has One More Death From COVID-19

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) today announced that one more resident has died from COVID-19. The death was a man in his 70s who was hospitalized. The total number of deaths in Lancaster County is now 201. On behalf of the City, Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird expresses condolences to his family and friends.
LLCHD reports 91 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 26,880.

Visit[] to access a dashboard that summarizes Lancaster County COVID-19 data. LLCHD also released the following information today:

Recoveries: 10,487

Weekly positivity rate:

  • January 17 through 23: 26.7 percent
  • January 31 through February 2: not available

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 55 with 38 from Lancaster County (none on ventilators) and 17 from other communities (two on ventilators).

Vaccine registrations: 68,250

An online COVID-19 vaccine registration form for Lancaster County residents is now available at Those who do not have online access or who need assistance may call LLCHD’s COVID-19 hotline at 402-441-8006 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays to register.

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