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Douglas Co. reports nine more COVID-19-related deaths

Medical and surgical beds at 79% occupancy
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Posted at 4:53 PM, Jan 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-08 17:56:54-05


On Friday, the Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) nine more COVID-19-related deaths.

The additional deaths include "six women ranging in age from their 50s to their 90s and three men over the age of 80" for a total of 518 to date.

Three-hundred-sixty-three additional cases have been reported for a total of 55,615 to date.

The department said 37,695 residents have recovered from the virus since the start of the pandemic.

Other details from the DCHD:

  • Medical and surgical beds were at 79% occupancy with 324 beds available and adult ICU beds are occupied at a 69% rate with 103 beds available.
  • There were 245 individuals hospitalized who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, with 77 of them receiving adult ICU level care.
  • There are also 18 more persons of interest (generally waiting for test results).
  • Forty-one individuals who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators.


  • The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) today announced that two more residents have died from COVID-19. The deaths included a woman in her 80s in an assisted living facility and a man in his 80s who was hospitalized. The total number of deaths in Lancaster County is now 167.
  • LLCHD reports 201 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 23,973. Today’s case number includes a small number of cases from yesterday that were not reported until this morning.
  • Recoveries: up from 7,671 to 7,821
  • Weekly positivity rate:
    • December 27 through January 2: 33.7 percent
    • January 3 through 8: 30.9 percent
  • Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 93 with 58 from Lancaster County (four on ventilators) and 35 from other communities (four on ventilators)


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