OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Monday, the Douglas County Health Department reported 84 new positive COVID-19 tests had been received since its last report on Friday. During this period, the DCHD received two new confirmed COVID-19-related death certificates, one for an unvaccinated woman in her 60s and the other for a vaccinated man in his 70s. The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Douglas County during the pandemic remains at 1,084.
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 Sunday:
- Medical and surgical beds are at 82% occupancy with 262 staffed beds available.
- Adult ICU beds are occupied at a 78% rate with 66 staffed beds available.
- Pediatric ICU beds are at 83% capacity with 23 beds available.
- There are 144 individuals hospitalized due to COVID-19,
- including 136 adults and eight pediatric cases.
- Twenty-four of the adults are receiving ICU-level care.
- There is one additional COVID-19 person of interest (generally waiting for test results).
- Ten individuals who are confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators.
The number of positive cases since March of 2020 now totals 141,501.
In related news, the DCHD's vaccine clinic that was planned for 5 to 7 p.m. at Beveridge Magnet Middle School has been canceled due to weather-related school closings Monday. The next available vaccine clinics will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Heart Ministry Center for Pfizer, and from noon to 4 p.m. at the DCHD for all vaccines.