Monday Dec. 21 COVID-19 update: Douglas County reports 405 new cases, 5 deaths
(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 405 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday and five new deaths.
The total number of cases since the pandemic began is now 49,647. The average number of daily cases beginning on Dec. 15th to today is 355.
The number of deaths in Douglas County is now 440. Five men ranging in age from their 50s to 90s have passed away.
As of their most recent report, medical and surgical beds were at 76 percent occupancy, with 376 beds available. ICU beds are occupied at a 67 percent rate with 111 beds available.
A total of 26,904 residents have recovered since the start of the pandemic.
On Sunday, DCHD reported the seven-day positivity rate at 29.1%, up from 28.5% the week prior.
Lincoln reports two more deaths
The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department said Monday that two more residents had died from COVID-19.
Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird said that a woman in her 90s who was living in a long-term care facility had passed away, and a man in his 40s had also died from COVID-19. LLCHD has reported 135 deaths during the pandemic.
The health district also reported 149 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the community, bringing the total there to 20,741 positive cases. LLCHD has also reported 6,108 recoveries to date.
The 7-day postivity rate there as of Saturday is 27.4%, which is only a slight increase from the week prior, when it was 27.1%.
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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