Douglas County sees slight increase in coronavirus positivity rate

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Posted at 2:24 PM, Dec 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-20 15:25:51-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Douglas County Health Department said the coronavirus positivity rate in the county for the week that ended Saturday was 29.1 percent.

That represents an increase of one percent from the previous week when it was 28.1 percent.

The county also announced 212 new cases on Sunday, upping the total in the county to 49,242 since the start of the pandemic in March.

County officials didn't announce any new deaths related to the pandemic on Sunday, leaving that tally at 435. The county has gone back to back days without reporting any new COVID deaths.

As of Sunday, 26,455 county residents have recovered from coronavirus.

As of the most recent report on Saturday, medical and surgical beds in the county were at 78% occupancy with 347 beds available and adult ICU beds are occupied at a 69% rate with 104 beds available.

There were 312 individuals hospitalized who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, with 97 of them receiving adult ICU level care. There are also 17 more persons of interest (generally waiting for test results).

Thirty-nine individuals who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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