OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Thursday the Douglas County Health Department said in a release that it confirmed 266 new positive COVID-19 tests were received since midnight the previous day.
The health department received three new death certificates during the past day. Two men died who were unvaccinated; one of whom was in his 30s and one in his 70s. A vaccinated woman over 75 also died.
The total number of positive cases reported since March of 2020 is 100,040. The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Douglas County during the pandemic now has reached 900.
The Omaha Metropolitan Health Care 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 hospital capacity report to the Douglas County Health Department on a near-daily basis.
According to the most recent local hospital report received Wednesday afternoon:
- Medical and surgical beds were at 90% occupancy with 138 staffed beds available.
- Adult ICU beds were occupied at a 93% rate with 22 staffed beds available.
- There were 286 individuals hospitalized who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, with 87 of them receiving adult ICU level care.
- Eleven pediatric patients were confirmed among those hospitalized. Pediatric ICU beds were at 85% capacity with 19 beds available.
- There were eight additional COVID-19 persons of interest (generally waiting for test results) to report, with all of them adult cases.
- Forty-four individuals who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators.