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No new COVID deaths, and only 45 new cases reported to DCHD Friday

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Posted at 12:44 PM, Mar 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-04 13:44:17-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Friday, the Douglas County Health Department on Friday reported 45 new positive COVID-19 tests had been received since midnight the previous day. During this time, the DCHD did not receive any new COVID-related death certificates. Therefore, the number of COVID-19-related deaths in Douglas County during the pandemic remains at 1,082.

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 a near-daily basis. 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 late Thursday:

  • Medical and surgical beds are at 87% occupancy with 183 staffed beds available.
  • Adult ICU beds are occupied at an 83% rate with 52 staffed beds available.
  • Pediatric ICU beds are at 90% capacity with 13 beds available.
  • There are 161 individuals hospitalized due to COVID-19,
    • including 153 adults and eight pediatric cases.
  • Twenty-six of the adults are receiving ICU-level care.
  • There is one additional adult COVID-19 person of interest (generally waiting for test results).
  • Twelve individuals who are confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 are on ventilators.

The number of positive cases since March of 2020 now totals 141,475.

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