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Douglas County Health Director says deaths are going up while vaccinations lag behind

Posted at 9:09 AM, Sep 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-21 19:11:55-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Tuesday, at the Douglas County Board of Commissioners meeting, Douglas County Health Director Dr. Lindsay Huse said more people are dying from COVID in the county.

The department confirmed 15 deaths last week which is the most deaths in a single week since the end of January when 19 people died.

She also said 11 of those who died last week were unvaccinated and four had underlying conditions and were over 65.

One thing Huse said isn’t rising much — vaccinations.

"We continue to be fairly flat on the number of doses of COVID vaccine we're administering, although we're still out there, we're still pounding the pavement trying to get it done,” said Huse.

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