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Douglas County surpasses 49,000 coronavirus cases

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Posted at 12:16 PM, Dec 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-19 17:56:50-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - The Douglas County Health Department announced 338 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, pushing the county's total to 49,030 since the start of the pandemic.

County officials didn't announce any new deaths related to the pandemic on Saturday, leaving that tally at 435.

As of Saturday, 26,040 Douglas County residents have recovered from COVID-19.

As of the most recent report on Friday, medical and surgical beds in the county were at 82% occupancy with 271 beds available and adult ICU beds are occupied at a 73% rate with 91 beds available.

There were 317 individuals hospitalized who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, with 102 of them receiving adult ICU level care. There are also 19 more persons of interest (generally waiting for test results).

Forty-two individuals who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators.


Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department announced that 165 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lancaster County on Saturday, bringing the community total to 20,906. The number of deaths in the community remains at 135.

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