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Douglas County sees COVID positivity rate decrease

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Posted at 12:41 PM, Jan 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-31 13:44:04-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - Douglas County is seeing a drop in coronavirus test positivity rate.

The county said Sunday that the positivity rate for the week that ended Saturday was 23.2 percent. That's a nearly six percent drop from the previous week when it was 29.1 percent.

The county also announced 198 additional coronavirus cases, pushing the total in the county since the pandemic began to 61,065.

The county didn’t announce any coronavirus deaths on Sunday, leaving that tally at 597. The county said 47,776 residents have recovered from coronavirus.

According to the most recent local hospital report received Saturday evening, medical and surgical beds were at 77% occupancy with 361 beds available and adult ICU beds are occupied at a 70% rate with 101 beds available.

There were 200 individuals hospitalized who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, with 76 of them receiving adult ICU level care. There are also 18 more persons of interest (generally waiting for test results).

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

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