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Douglas County surpasses 35,000 total coronavirus cases

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Posted at 11:47 AM, Nov 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-21 17:22:51-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - The Douglas County Health Department reported 598 cases of coronavirus on Saturday, pushing the total in the county since the start of the pandemic in March to 35,246.

Three more residents have passed away from the coronavirus, a woman in her 50s and two men over 75 years of age. The number of deaths in the county related to the pandemic now sits at 298.

As of Saturday, 17,830 county residents have recovered from COVID-19.

As of Friday, medical and surgical beds were at 81 percent occupancy with 281 beds available and adult ICU beds were occupied at an 80 percent rate with 66 beds available.

There were 421 people hospitalized who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, with 117 of them receiving adult ICU level care. There are also 47 more persons of interest (generally waiting for test results).

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

Other COVID news reported on Saturday:

LINCOLN

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced that another resident has died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths in Lancaster County to 67. The individual was a man in his 80s.

LLCHD reports 422 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County on Saturday, bringing the community total to 14,428.

Visit COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov to access a dashboard that summarizes Lancaster County COVID-19 data.

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