Douglas County Health Director provides COVID-19 update

Posted at 10:52 AM, Sep 14, 2021

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Tuesday, Douglas County Public Health Director Dr. Lindsay Huse said she is cautiously optimistic while giving her latest COVID-19 update to the Douglas County Board Commissioners.

Huse said cases appear to be dropping, but we're not out of the woods yet and that people should keep their guard up if they want that to continue.

"There are plenty of things happening in our community that can cause transmission to go up,” said Huse. “Hopefully that won't be the case. Hopefully, we'll continue to see decreases but for the time being, things are looking just a little bit better."

Huse also warned hospitals are still hovering around 80% occupancy and will likely stay there for a while, even if cases continue to drop.

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