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Health Dept: Weekly positivity rate continues downward trend

Leftover vaccination doses will not be given out to people who camp out at vaccination sites.
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Posted at 12:44 PM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 13:44:59-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Monday, the Douglas County Health Department reported a continuing downward trend for the county’s COVID-19 positivity rate.

For the week ending on Saturday, February 6, the weekly positivity rate was at 20.6%. The department said, "This is a decrease from a 23.9% positivity rate for the previous week and 29.1% two weeks prior."

The department also reported 259 additional cases since its last update on Friday for a total of 61,986 to date.

The number of people who have recovered from the virus is now up to 49,769.

Four more people have died from COVID-19-related issues. They include four men and a woman. All were older than 70. The county's total is now up to 623 COVID-related deaths.

In regards to getting vaccinated, the department said people should not "camp out" at vaccination sites and that leftover vaccine doses will not be given to those who do so.

More than 55,000 doses have been administered so far.

The department said, as of Monday, "Fifty-five-thousand-five-hundred-fifty-two total vaccinations have been administered. The number of first doses administered is 40,928 with 14,624 second doses administered."

Other data from the department:

  • According to the most recent local hospital report received Monday, medical and surgical beds were at 72% occupancy with 426 beds available and adult ICU beds are occupied at a 68% rate with 108 beds available.
  • There were 141 individuals hospitalized who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, with 56 of them receiving adult ICU level care.
  • There are also 11 more persons of interest (generally waiting for test results).
  • Twenty individuals who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators.

Hours of operation for area vaccination sites can be found here.

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