Douglas County reports jump in cases, especially among children – Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha, Nebraska 2021-04-08 17:58:22 –

Omaha, Nebraska (KMTV) —Thursday, the Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) said cases of COVID-19 increased overall in March, but more in children.

According to the ministry, the number of cases in March was 3,236, an increase of 22% compared to the total of 2,721 cases in February.

This increase includes “a 42% increase in people under the age of 19 and a 158% increase in children under the age of 4, many of which are associated with the development of UK variants.”

According to the ministry, cases of “school-aged children and adolescents aged 5 to 17” increased by 36%.

Cases of young adults aged 20-34 years also increased by 31% in March.

In light of these numbers, DCHD encourages everyone over the age of 16 to visit. Register for COVID-19 vaccination.

DCHD said Thursday that 198 positive COVID-19 cases had been confirmed in the county so far, for a total of 68,195 cases.

The total remains 685 because the department did not receive any additional death certificates related to the virus.

Other data from the department:

  • DCHD reports that 61,310 residents have recovered from COVID-19.
  • In the last 14 days, schools from kindergarten to high school have reported 100 COVID-19s, including 82 students and 18 staff.
  • There are 128 individuals in the quarantine, and 225 are self-monitoring.
  • According to the latest local hospital report received yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon, 327 beds are available with a 78% occupancy of medical and surgical beds, and 77% of adult ICU beds are occupied with 79 beds. Was available.
  • There were 117 inpatients diagnosed with COVID-19, 42 of whom were treated at the adult ICU level.
  • There are three more interested people (usually waiting for test results).
  • Twelve people confirmed or suspected of being infected with COVID-19 were on ventilator

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