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DCHD sets one-day record for positive COVID-19 tests

DCHD sets one-day record for positive COVID-19 tests

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — UPDATE: 13:50

On Friday, the Douglas County Health Department confirmed that 1,866 new positive COVID-19 tests had been received since midnight the previous day. That’s a one-day record for positive COVID-19 cases, according to Douglas County Health Department resource specialist Phil Rooney.

The days with the highest number of positive cases are:

  • 14/01/22 – 1,866 new cases
  • 1/8/22 – 1,848 new cases
  • 1/13/22 – 1,834 new cases
  • 1/5/22 – 1,547 new cases
  • 12/30/21 – 1,188 new cases
  • 1/7/22 – 1,152 new cases
  • 1/4/22 – 1,038 new cases
  • 11/18/20 – 937 new cases

The Ministry of Health also confirmed two new COVID-19-related death certificates in the past day. A vaccinated man in his 70s died and an unvaccinated woman in her 30s.

“These case numbers threaten the stability of our health care system,” said health director Dr. Lindsay Husse. “The choices you make can and will make the difference.”

The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Douglas County during the pandemic is now 958.

Douglas County Daily Report: 1,834 new COVID cases, 18 pediatric patients in hospital

The Omaha Metropolitan Health Care Coalition — which includes Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders, Dodge and Washington counties in Nebraska, plus hospitals in Council Bluffs and Missouri Valley, Iowa — releases updated numbers of COVID-19 cases and a hospital occupancy report to Douglas County Health Department on an almost daily basis. The total numbers include both COVID-19 patients and patients hospitalized for all other illnesses and injuries.

According to the most recent report from the local hospital received on Thursday:

  • Medical and Surgical Beds are available at 90% occupancy with 139 staffed beds.
  • Adult ICU beds are 90% occupied and 30 staffed beds are available.
  • 403 people have been hospitalized with a diagnosis of COVID-19, with
    • 98 receive adult IC care.
  • Among the hospitalized patients, seventeen pediatric patients are confirmed.
  • The IC beds for children have a capacity of 83% and there are 23 beds available.
  • There are nine other COVID-19 key individuals (generally awaiting test results) to report, including seven adults and two potential pediatric cases.

The total number of positive cases reported since March 2020 is 121,003.

These are the following scheduled DCHD clinics:


  • Douglas County Health Department, 1111 S. 41st St. 12 noon – 4 p.m. All Vaccines.


  • Clair Memorial United Methodist Church, 5544 Ames Ave., 10am-2pm Moderna and Pfizer 5-plus.
  • Burke High School, 12200 Burke St., 4-7 p.m. Pfizer 5-Plus.
  • Bennington High School, 16610 Bennington Rd., Bennington, 4-7 p.m. Pfizer 5-plus.

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