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Douglas County reports death of unvaccinated man in his 40s

Twenty-four people on ventilators
Posted at 12:37 PM, Nov 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-19 15:04:35-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Thursday, the Douglas County Health Department reported 295 positive cases of COVID-19 in the county which is 62 more than Wednesday.

With the new cases, the county’s total since the pandemic began in March of 2020 is now at 90,907.

The department also received two new death certificates. Those include a vaccinated woman in her 70s and an unvaccinated man in his 40s. The total number of COVID-19-related deaths in the county is now at 849.

Other data from the department:

According to the most recent local hospital report received yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon:

  • Medical and surgical beds were at 92% occupancy with 112 staffed beds available. Adult ICU beds were occupied at a 92% rate with 23 staffed beds available.
  • There were 226 individuals hospitalized who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, with 56 of them receiving adult ICU level care. Six pediatric patients were confirmed among those hospitalized.
  • There were four additional COVID-19 persons of interest (generally waiting for test results) to report, and all of them were adults.
  • Twenty-four individuals who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The Health Department also provided an extended list of clinics happening this month that will serve children ages 5-11:

Other clinics:

The Three Rivers Public Health Department also provided an update on Thursday:

"Three Rivers Public Health Department (3RPHD) is reporting that COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are on the rise. Over the past four weeks, we have seen a significant increase in COVID-19 cases and COVID-19 hospitalizations. Please know that our hospitals within our health care coalition are stretched very thin and we need to try to help protect our hospital capacity.

“Please stay home if you are sick, consider wearing a mask if you are going to be in crowded places and consider getting a COVID-19 vaccination. COVID-19 is still here and with the holidays coming up it is more important now more than ever to not overwhelm our hospital systems" said Terra Uhing, Executive Director of the Three Rivers Public Health Department.

3RPHD is offering all vaccines at all our 3RPHD walk-in clinics (Pfizer, Moderna, J&J and this does include 5-11 doses).

Clinics coming up include:

Friday: 12:00pm-3:30pm, Three Rivers Clinic, 2400 N Lincoln Avenue, Fremont, NE 68025

Saturday: 8:00am-12:00pm, Fremont Public Schools Administration Building, Lenihan Gym 10th and Broad Streets, Fremont, NE 68025

Sunday: 10:00am-1:00pm, Sunmart Grocery Store, 1036 N Chestnut Street, Wahoo, NE 68066

Monday: 10:30am-1:30pm, Wahoo Senior Center, 235 E 4th Street, Wahoo, NE 68066

As a reminder anyone who is 18 years and older and received the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine should receive a booster of any of the three available vaccines after at least two months have passed since their initial dose.

As with people vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine, those who received Moderna vaccine should get a booster dose, according to the CDC, if at least six months have passed since they completed their initial course of vaccination, and they are:

  • 65 years and older 
  • Ages 18+ who live in long-term care settings 
  • Ages 18+ who have underlying medical conditions 
  • Ages 18+ who live or work in high-risk occupational settings  

Sadly, we are announcing four new COVID-19 related deaths. This brings the total COVID-19 related deaths in our health district to 155.

If you are homebound or require special accommodations and wish to receive a COVID-19 test or vaccine, please contact us at 402-704-2245.

If you or someone you know need resources such as access to food, assistance with rent, or other needs, please reach out to our Community Health Worker, Evelyn, at 402-704-2255.

The 3RPHD Data Dashboard is updated each weekday and can be found at:

For questions or more information about COVID-19, please call Three Rivers at 402-727-5396, email or visit"

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