Seven new COVID-19 related deaths reported by Douglas County Health Department

Posted at 1:29 PM, Dec 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-07 23:41:29-05



The Douglas County Health Department reported 383 additional COVID-19 cases on Monday.

Seven additional deaths were reported related to the pandemic involving three men ranging in age from their 60s to 80s and four women over the age of 70.

The number of deaths in Douglas County related to the pandemic is 367.

A total of 21,751 residents have recovered.

Medical and surgical beds were at 77% occupancy Monday with 343 beds available.

Adult ICU beds were occupied at a 74% rate with 89 beds available.

The health department says there were 373 individuals hospitalized who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 with 106 of them receiving adult ICU level care.

Additionally, there were 23 more persons of interest (generally waiting for test results). Fifty-six people confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators.


Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) today announced that five more residents have died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths in Lancaster County to 98.

The individuals were a woman in her 80s and a woman in her 90s, both in long-term care facilities, and three individuals who were hospitalized – a woman in her 50s, a woman in her 70s and a man in his 70s. On behalf of the City, Mayor Gaylor Baird expresses condolences to their families and friends.

LLCHD reports 204 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 18,820.


Director Scott R. Frakes announced that eight staff members with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) are positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff members are employed at the following locations: Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (2), Lincoln Correctional Center (2), Central Office (2), Omaha Correctional Center (1), Community Corrections Center—Omaha (1). All of the staff members are self-isolating at home.

Notification will be provided to those who live and work in those locations as to the positive cases. In addition, anyone who may have had close contact with the staff members will be directed to self-quarantine until cleared by a medical provider.

This brings the total number of NDCS staff members diagnosed with COVID-19 to 374. Two hundred and eighty-six of those individuals have recovered from COVID-19.


The Three Rivers Public Health Department is reporting four new deaths related to COVID-19. All Dodge County residents including three men between 71 and 73 years of age and one woman that was in her 60s. This brings their total death count to 48 deaths in Dodge County, 9 deaths in Saunders and 13 deaths in Washington County for a total of 70 deaths in the 3RPHD health district.

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