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Douglas County Health reports highest number of COVID cases this year – Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha, Nebraska 2021-11-30 11:15:05 –

Omaha, Nebraska (KMTV) —Douglas County Health Department reported 533 new positive COVID-19 cases and two new deaths on Tuesday. Currently, a total of 57 COVID patients are on mechanical ventilation.

This is compared to November 30, 2020, when 427 new cases were reported and 47 were on ventilator.

The deaths reported on Tuesday involved unvaccinated females over the age of 85 and vaccinated men in their 70s. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the number of COVID-19-related deaths in the county has been 857.

According to the Ministry of Health, the total number of positive cases reported since March 2020 is 93,502.

The Omaha Metropolitan Healthcare Union, which includes the Council Bluffs and Missouri Valley hospitals, as well as the Douglas, Sarpy, Sanders, Dodge, and Washington counties, released a hospital capacity report on Tuesday.

Since Monday, medical and surgical beds have been occupied by 84% and beds with 231 staff are available.

Adult ICU beds were 91% full and beds with 28 staff were available.

A total of 274 people were hospitalized with COVID-19, 93 of whom received ICU level care. Among the inpatients were 10 pediatric patients, with 90% capacity pediatric ICU beds, and 13 beds available.

Four more COVID-19 interested individuals (usually awaiting test results) were reported, all of whom were adults.

Fifty-seven people who were confirmed or suspected of being infected with COVID-19 were on mechanical ventilation.

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