Medical and surgical bed occupancy climbs to 91% in Omaha metro

COVID-19 hospital
Posted at 3:01 PM, Mar 31, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-31 16:01:41-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Thursday, The Douglas County Health Department reported 102 new positive COVID-19 tests have been received since its most recent semi-weekly report on Monday. During this time, the DCHD received three confirmed COVID-19-related death certificates for one man and two women over 75, all of whom were vaccinated. The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Douglas County during the pandemic remains at 1,105.

According to the most recent metro-area hospital update received by DCHD late Wednesday:

  • Medical and surgical beds are at 91% occupancy with 134 staffed beds available for all patients.
  • Adult ICU beds are occupied at an 81% rate with 59 staffed beds available for all patients.
  • Pediatric ICU beds are at 92% capacity with 11 beds available for all patients.
  • There are 87 individuals hospitalized due to COVID-19
    • Including 85 adults and two pediatric cases
  • Eleven of the adults are receiving ICU-level care.
  • There are five additional adult COVID-19 persons of interest (generally waiting for test results).
  • Four individuals who are confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 are on ventilators.

The number of positive cases since March of 2020 now totals 149,816.

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