On Wednesday, for the second day in a row, the Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) reported an increase in COVID-19 case numbers.
On Monday, 237 cases were reported and on Tuesday, 342 additional cases were reported by the department. Today, 493 new cases were reported for a total of 54,870.
The DCHD also reported five new COVID-related deaths. They include “four men ranging in age from their 50s into their 80s and a woman in her 60s." The total number of COVID-related deaths is now 507 for the county.
The department also reported the following:
- Thirty-six-thousand-three-hundred-eighty-seven Douglas County residents have recovered from the disease.
- According to the most recent local hospital report received today, medical and surgical beds were at 83% occupancy with 267 beds available and adult ICU beds are occupied at a 71% rate with 96 beds available.
- There were 263 individuals hospitalized who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, with 80 of them receiving adult ICU level care.
- There are also 22 more persons of interest (generally waiting for test results).
- Thirty-six individuals who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators.
The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) today announced today that 241 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 23,667. The total number of deaths in the community remains at 161.
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 7,322 to 7,496
Weekly positivity rate:
- December 27 through January 2: 33.7 percent
- January 3 through 6: 33.5 percent
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 100 with 65 from Lancaster County (three on ventilators) and 35 from other communities (two on ventilators).