Very few ICU beds available in metro area hospitals – Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha, Nebraska 2021-12-03 17:06:02 –

Omaha, Nebraska (KMTV) — On Friday, the Douglas County Health Department confirmed that it had received 378 new positive COVID-19 tests since midnight the day before. The total number of positive cases reported since March 2020 is 94,594.

The Ministry of Health has received four new COVID-19 death certificates in the past day. Two men and two women over 70, one in their 50s and the other over 80. None of these individuals have been vaccinated. The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Douglas County during the pandemic remains 863.

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, publishes hospital capacity reports almost daily. Unless otherwise stated, capacity includes COVID-19 patients and patients hospitalized for other illnesses.

According to the latest local hospital report received Thursday afternoon, Medical and surgical beds accounted for 92%, and beds with 116 staff were available. Adult ICU beds were occupied at a rate of 97% and beds with 10 staff were available. There were 282 inpatients diagnosed with COVID-19, 84 of whom received adult ICU level care.

Five pediatric patients were identified among the inpatients. The pediatric ICU bed was 96% capacity and 5 beds were available. There were 7 neonatal intensive care units available with a 95% occupancy.

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

An additional 7 COVID-19 interested individuals (usually awaiting test results) reported that they were all adults.

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