Friday Dec. 11 COVID-19 update: Douglas County reports 3 deaths, 417 new cases
(WOWT) - Here is a summary of new cases and other COVID-19 stats reported today by health officials across Nebraska & Iowa.
The Douglas County Health Department reported three more deaths and 417new positive cases of COVID-19 on Friday.
Three women older than 75 have passed. The total number of deaths in the county is now 390.
As of their most recent report, medical and surgical beds were at 82% occupancy, with 282beds available.
The new community total is 46,029 positive cases. A total of 22,952 residents have recovered since the start of the pandemic. An interesting aspect to note is that the 417 new cases reported is nearly the same number (419) of people added to the list of recovered people in Douglas County Friday.
For the week that ended Dec. 5, the positivity test rate was 30.2%. The county’s risk dial held steady in the red last week at 3.7 severity, according to Monday’s update.
Nebraska reported 14 more deaths Friday to bring the total to 1,343 so far. Another 1,103 cases were also reported to bring the count up to 146,877. Hospitalizations continue to improve. There were 759 Nebraskans with COVID-19 hospitalized Friday compared to 819 one week ago and 20 fewer than the day before.
Iowa reported 77 new deaths Friday to bring the total to 3,197 so far. Another 2,207 cases were also recorded to bring the count up to 253,611. Like Nebraska, Iowa is seeing a continuing improvement with hospitalizations. There were 820 Iowans with COVID-19 in hospitals Friday compared to 960 a week ago.
REFERENCE NOTE -- 6 News pulls data from Nebraska and Iowa COVID-19 dashboards at 6 p.m. daily. All other reports in this post come from official news releases from area health departments and other authorities as stated.
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