OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Douglas County Health Department reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began on Thursday.
According to the health department, 486 new cases were reported along with three additional COVID-19 related deaths.
The deaths involved two men and one woman between the ages of 70 and 90.
Less than a week ago on Oct. 30, the health department announced 421 new COVID-19 cases, marking the second-highest number ever reported.
There have been a total of 24,737 cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County since the pandemic started. A total of 16,049 residents have recovered.
The health department says 286 beds are available at an 82% capacity. There are 47 ICU beds left for an 85% capacity.
A total of 304 inpatients are diagnosed with COVID-19 plus 37 people who are suspected of having COVID-19. Thirty hospitalized individuals are on ventilators.