Pediatric ICU beds in Omaha metro at 94% occupancy, per DCHCD

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Posted at 1:41 PM, Apr 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-07 14:41:01-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Thursday, the Douglas County Health Department reported 92 new positive COVID-19 tests have been received since the most recent report on Monday. The Health Department received one new confirmed COVID-19-related death certificate during this time for a vaccinated man in his 80s. The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Douglas County during the pandemic now is 1,107.

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 late Wednesday:

  • Medical and surgical beds are at 89% occupancy with 160 staffed beds available.
  • Adult ICU beds are occupied at a 79% rate with 65 staffed beds available.
  • Pediatric ICU beds are at 94% capacity with eight beds available.
  • There are 61 individuals hospitalized due to COVID-19,
    • all are adults.
    • Eleven are receiving ICU-level care.
  • There is one additional adult COVID-19 person of interest (generally waiting for test results).
  • Two individuals who are confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The number of positive cases since March of 2020 now totals 149,791.

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