OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Friday, the Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) reported 166 additional cases of COVID. A year ago on the same day — during the height of the pandemic — the county reported just one more than that with 167 cases.
With today's cases, the community's total is now at s 74,294.
In addition, the department also reported the death of an unvaccinated man in his 60s, bringing the community’s total to 740 total since the pandemic began in March of 2020.
Daily case reports this week:
- Monday: Douglas Co. Health Dept. weekend report shows uptick in COVID cases; more than previous weekend
- Tuesday: Douglas Co: Death of unvaccinated man in his 40s, 163 new COVID-19 cases since yesterday
- Wednesday: Douglas County Public Health: 120 cases, 85 hospitalizations, 16 people on ventilators due to COVID-19
- Thursday: Unvaccinated Douglas County man in his 50s dies due to COVID; 150 more cases reported
This year, the last time cases were higher was on April 14 with 168.
Other data from the department:
- According to the most recent local hospital report received yesterday (Thursday) afternoon:
- Medical and surgical beds were at 86% occupancy with 213 beds available and adult ICU beds were occupied at a 76% rate with 81 beds available.
- There were 77 individuals hospitalized, all of them adults, who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, with 24 of them receiving adult ICU level care.
- There were five additional COVID-19 persons of interest (generally waiting for test results).
- Sixteen individuals who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators.
- Upcoming vaccination clinics
- Saturday: Bryan High School, 4700 Giles Road, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Old Market Farmer’s Market, 519 S. 11th Street, 8 a.m. -12:30 p.m.; Eagles Nest Worship Center, 5775 Sorensen Parkway, 9 a.m.-noon.
- Monday: Omaha Public Schools Teacher Administration Center, 3215 Cuming Street, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The department also said it hopes people will celebrate upcoming outdoor events safely by taking steps such as wearing masks.