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Nearly 400 new COVID-19 cases reported to DCHD Monday

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Posted at 5:40 PM, Jun 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-13 18:40:14-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Monday, the Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) reported 386 new positive COVID-19 tests have been received since the last report on Thursday. During this time, DCHD received two new COVID-19-related death certificates for two unvaccinated men over 80. The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Douglas County during the pandemic is now 1,133.

The Omaha Metropolitan Healthcare 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 a hospital occupancy report to the Douglas County Health Department on Mondays and Thursdays. The overall numbers include both COVID-19 patients and hospitalized patients for all other illnesses and injuries unless otherwise noted.

According to the most recent local hospital update received by DCHD on Sunday:

  • Medical and surgical beds are occupied at an 86% occupancy rate with 204 staffed beds available.
  • Adult ICU beds are occupied at an 83% rate with 53 staffed beds available.
  • Pediatric ICU beds are at 83% of capacity with 22 beds available.
  • There are 92 individuals hospitalized due to COVID-19 with four pediatric cases.
    • Thirteen adults are receiving ICU-level care.
      Two people who are confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on a ventilator.
  • There were two additional COVID-19 persons of interest (generally waiting for test results), with one adult and one potential pediatric case.

The number of positive cases since March of 2020 now totals 154,806.
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