Omaha on brink of 150K COVID cases since beginning of pandemic

Posted at 12:57 PM, Mar 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-28 13:57:25-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Monday, the Douglas County Health Department reported 77 new positive COVID-19 tests have been received in its semi-weekly report since last Thursday. During this time, the DCHD did not receive any new confirmed COVID-19-related death certificates, and the number of COVID-19-related deaths in Douglas County during the pandemic remains at 1,102.

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

  • Medical and surgical beds are at 83% occupancy with 242 staffed beds available.
  • Adult ICU beds are occupied at an 80% rate with 60 staffed beds available.
  • Pediatric ICU beds are at 89% capacity with 15 beds available. 
  • There are 79 individuals hospitalized due to COVID-19,
    • including 76 adults and three pediatric cases. 
  • Fourteen of the adults are receiving ICU-level care.
  • There are three 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 149,981.

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