County Health Department Reporting High COVID Numbers

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The county health department in the Midwest has reported 533 new positive COVID-19 cases today along with two new deaths. Moreover, there is a total of 57 COVID-19 patients that are currently on ventilators. In fact, ventilators were not necessarily good for people. They are not the be-all and end-all. There are alternative treatments.

County Health Department and Cases

There were 427 new cases that were reporting comparing to November 30, 2020. Also, 47 people were in fact ventilators. Phil Rooney, a health department spokesman, says that few of those numbers could be backing up from the holiday weekend.

On Tuesday, deaths reported involved an unvaccinated woman over 85. Also, a vaccinated man is in his 70s. Therefore, the number of COVID-19 associated deaths in the county since the pandemic which began is 857.

Total Number of Positive Cases

Since March of 2020, the total number of positive cases which were reporting is 93,502, this is according to the health department.

County Health Department and Cases: Hospital Capacity

Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders, Dodge, and Washington counties encompass the Omaha Metropolitan Health Care Coalition. In addition, the hospitals in Council Bluffs and Missouri Valley have released a hospital capacity report on Tuesday:

Since Monday, medical and surgical beds were at 84% occupancy with 231 staffing beds available.

Ninety-one percent are full with adult ICU beds. It has 28 staffed beds available. Plus the 274 people who were hospitalized with COVID-19. 93 of them, in fact, did receive ICU-level care. Also, 10 pediatric patients were among those that were hospitalized. There were pediatric ICU beds at 90% capacity with 13 beds available.

All of them were adults with four additional COVID-19 persons of interest (generally waiting for test results). They were reporting.

In fact, fifty-seven individuals who were confirming and/or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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