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Six new COVID-19 related deaths reported by Douglas County Health Dept. and ICU beds at 75% capacity

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Posted at 2:55 PM, Nov 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-30 17:12:14-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — NEBRASKA

DOUGLAS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
The Douglas County Health Department reported 427 additional COVID-19 cases on Monday for a total of 39,995 cases since the pandemic began.

Six new COVID-19 related deaths were announced involving a man and woman in their 50s, a man and woman in their 60s and two men over 80.

There have been a total of 329 deaths related to COVID-19 in the county.

Additionally, the health department says 20,496 residents have recovered.

Medical and surgical beds in the metro are at 76% capacity with 363 beds available and adult ICU beds are occupied at a 75% rate with 85 beds available.

A total of 415 individuals hospitalized have been diagnosed with COVID-19 with 101 of them receiving adult ICU level care, according to the health department.

There are 24 more persons of interest hospitalized who are generally waiting for test results. Forty-seven individuals confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 are on ventilators.

LANCASTER COUNTY

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 79. The individuals were a man and three women in their 80s in long-term care facilities, and a man in his 40s who was hospitalized. On behalf of the City, Mayor Gaylor Baird expresses condolences to their families and friends.

LLCHD reports 184 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 16,821.

Visit COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov to access a dashboard that summarizes Lancaster County COVID-19 data. LLCHD also released the following information today:

Recoveries: up from 5,119 to 5,171

Weekly positivity rate:

  • November 22 through 28: 29.9 percent
  • November 29 through 30: 39.4 percent

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 177 with 90 from Lancaster County (four on ventilators) and 87 from other communities (11 on ventilators).

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