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Douglas Co. reports second day of increased case numbers

Five more deaths
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Posted at 12:30 PM, Jan 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-06 17:11:30-05



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.

Yesterday's case information: Douglas Co. reports increase in COVID-related deaths/cases


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 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).


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