Douglas County Health Director to commissioners: 83% of COVID-related deaths were unvaccinated

Posted at 9:42 AM, Oct 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-19 18:41:23-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Wednesday at the Douglas County Board meeting, Douglas County Health Director Dr. Lindsay Huse talked about the number of virus deaths the county confirmed last week and how a majority of them were among the unvaccinated.

"It's not unusual for us to see our death reports come in kind of on a lag from case rates. So it's not totally unusual, but we did have quite a few. Eighty-three percent of those were unvaccinated,” said Huse.

Huse says the county's positivity rate is sitting at 7.7 percent, which is about the same as last week.

Right now, a little more than 57% of all eligible Douglas County residents are now fully vaccinated.

Watch Huse's full update below or on the 3 News Now Facebook page.

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