OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) – The Douglas County Health Department confirmed Tuesday that 207 new cases of COVID-19 were reported to the Department since our last report on Friday. There are a total of 177,816 cases of COVID-19 reported in the county since March 2020.
Reported case numbers do not include home tests. The county health department still encourages Douglas County residents to report their test results at home because health officials review them.
DCHD received confirmation of three more deaths related to COVID-19 since Friday. Two men and a woman over 75 years old have died. One of the men was not vaccinated. The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Douglas County during the pandemic now stands at 1,246.
The health department told 3 News Now that it considers the COVID-19 vaccination to be the first two vaccines and that individuals who are listed as vaccinated may or may not have had boosters.
The Metropolitan Omaha Healthcare Coalition — which includes Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders, Dodge and Washington counties in Nebraska, plus hospitals in Council Bluffs and Missouri Valley, Iowa — releases updated COVID-19 case counts and a hospital occupancy report at the Douglas County Health Department on Monday and Thursday. Total figures include patients with COVID-19 and patients hospitalized for all other illnesses and injuries, unless otherwise noted.
According to the latest local hospital coalition update obtained by DCHD on Monday:
- There were 123 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19, including five pediatric cases.
- Eleven patients were receiving ICU level care.
- Two suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients were on a ventilator.
- There were seven people of interest for COVID-19, generally awaiting test results, and all were adults.
- Medical and surgical beds were occupied at a rate of 72%, with 479 staffed beds available.
- Adult ICU beds were occupied at a 70% rate with 88 staffed beds available.
- Pediatric ICU beds were at 76% of capacity with eleven beds available.