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141 new COVID cases, 2 unvaccinated women died – Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha, Nebraska 2021-10-15 15:56:13 –

Omaha, Nebraska (KMTV) — On Friday, the Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) announced an additional 141 COVID-19 cases and the deaths of two unvaccinated women in the county.

According to the agency, one woman was in her 60s and the other was in her 80s. The total number of deaths in the county since the pandemic began in March 2020 is currently up to 818. The total number of cases is up to 85,350.

The agency also provided up-to-date information on groundbreaking incidents in the county.

“To date, 327,102 residents of Douglas County have been completely vaccinated with one of the COVID-19 vaccines. Among those individuals, 4,373 later tested positive for the disease. This is believed to be 1.3% of vaccinated individuals. Last week, a breakthrough mortality rate for vaccinated individuals was 0.009%. The data will be updated as soon as the work is completed. increase.”

“We know that there is no vaccine against 100% effective diseases,” said Dr. Lindsay Hughes, Health Director. “But the COVID-19 vaccine is incredibly effective. Consider a shot. You can.”

Other data from the department:

  • According to the latest local hospital report received yesterday afternoon (Thursday):
    • Medical and surgical beds occupy 87%, beds with 132 staff are available, adult ICU beds occupy 92%, and there are beds available for 23 staff. bottom.
    • There were 181 inpatients diagnosed with COVID-19, 67 of whom were treated at the adult ICU level. One of the inpatients was confirmed.
    • Six more COVIDs-19 were of interest (usually waiting for test results), all of whom were adults.
    • Twenty-six people confirmed or suspected of being infected with COVID-19 were on mechanical ventilation.

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