OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Monday, the Douglas County Health Department confirmed 504 new positive COVID-19 tests were received since the last full report on Friday. Two new death certificates with COVID-19 listed as a cause of death were also received.
The recent deaths include an unvaccinated man in his 40s and a vaccinated woman over the age of 85. The number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Douglas County during the pandemic is now 879.
On Saturday, the county health department reported that 102 adult COVID-19 patients were in metro area ICUs. That number is down marginally with 96 adult COVID-19 patients receiving ICU-level care.
The Omaha Metropolitan Health Care Coalition — which encompasses Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders, Dodge and Washington counties in Nebraska, plus hospitals in Council Bluffs and Missouri Valley, Iowa — releases updated COVID-19 case counts and hospital capacity report to the Douglas County Health Department on a near-daily basis.
According to the most recent local hospital report received yesterday (Sunday) afternoon:
- Medical and surgical beds were at 87% occupancy with 178 staffed beds available.
- Adult ICU beds were occupied at a 93% rate with 21 staffed beds available.
- 96 are receiving adult ICU-level care.
- There were 342 individuals hospitalized who have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
- Forty-three individuals who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators.
- Four pediatric patients were confirmed among those hospitalized.
- Pediatric ICU beds were at 88% capacity with 16 beds available.
- There were six additional COVID-19 persons of interest (generally waiting for test results) to report, and all of them were adults.
The total number of positive cases reported since March of 2020 is 97,188.