Thursday June 16 COVID-19 update: Douglas County reports 1 death
(WOWT) - Below are today’s updates from data reports on new cases and other COVID-19 stats reported by health officials across Nebraska and western Iowa.
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DCHD plans vaccination clinic at soccer event
The Douglas County Health Department is planning a vaccination clinic at an upcoming soccer event featuring autograph sessions with special guest Luis “El Matador” Hernandez.
The event kicks off at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 25, at Collin Stadium, located at 1335 L. St. in Omaha.
In addition to soccer contests and exhibition match-ups for kids, the health department will offer COVID-19 vaccinations for ages 5 and older. There will also be food, drinks, and music.
Nebraska data snapshot
Here are the following updated weekly Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services numbers available from the Nebraska COVID-19 data on the Nebraska Public Health Atlas. That information no longer includes data on COVID-19 hospitalizations or deaths, hospital capacity, or vaccinations.
CASES & POSITIVITY: Testing numbers across the state have remained fairly steady in recent weeks. Positive test numbers declined slightly in the past week: Among 18,857 tests conducted in the week ending June 11, 2,353 resulted in positive cases. That decline brought Nebraska’s positivity rate from an adjusted 12.8% as of June 4 to 12.5% as of June 11. About a month ago, it was 8.9%.
RSV and influenza numbers, also available on the dashboard, remain at low rates in Nebraska.
Pottawattamie County data snapshot
The following information is from data dated Tuesday on the Iowa Department of Public Health website, which no longer includes hospitalization and hospital capacity data.
DEATHS: IDPH data indicates the local death toll stands at 320 people. The website also indicates the state’s pandemic death toll stands at 9,615 people.
CASES: IDPH confirmed 115 cases of COVID-19 in Pottawattamie County in the past two weeks, down from 233 cases reported the week prior. The county’s totals are now 28,484 positive tests and 24,741 cases.
The website also shows that the average per 100,000 people in the county is 123.4 cases as of Tuesday, up from 120.2 a week ago.
VACCINATIONS: According to the IDPH website, vaccination data showed no change from the previous week. The latest data shows Pottawattamie County was reporting a 56.2% vaccination rate among those ages 5 and older, compared to a 62.8% vaccination rate for the same age group in all of Iowa. That amounts to 52.8% of the county’s total population, compared to the 58.9% vaccination rate for the state.
Douglas County update
The Douglas County Health Department has been reporting COVID-19 data twice weekly, issuing updated stats on Mondays and Thursdays.
DEATHS: DCHD on Thursday reported one COVID-19 death.
“A vaccinated woman in her 80s has died,” the DCHD report states.
The local pandemic death toll is now 1,134 people.
CASES: DCHD reported 493 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, bringing the local pandemic total to 155,317 cases. The number of reinfections in the last seven days remained at 126 cases on Thursday. The most recent cases caused a decline in the local seven-day average from 130 cases on Monday to 126 cases on Thursday.
The Douglas County Health Department’s COVID-19 dashboard showed the seven-day total number of cases per 100,000 people had decreased from 159.4 cases on Monday to 153.9 cases on Thursday.
A year ago, DCHD was reporting 16 new cases, maintaining a rolling seven-day average of 11 cases.
HOSPITALIZATIONS: As of late Wednesday, area hospitals were caring for 94 COVID-19 patients, up from 92 reported Thursday. Of those patients, three were in pediatrics, 15 were adult patients in ICUs, and four patients were on ventilators.
HOSPITAL CAPACITY: Area hospital capacity fluctuates according to staffing levels. As of late Wednesday, hospitals were 89% full with 155 beds available, down from 204 reported Monday. Area ICUs were 87% full with 41 beds available, down from 53 reported Monday. Pediatric ICUs were 86% full with 18 beds available, down from 22 reported on Monday.
VACCINATIONS: Local vaccination numbers remained mostly the same since Monday. To date, 66.5% of all Douglas County residents are vaccinated. The most recent group authorized for vaccination, youth ages 5-11, is 38.7% vaccinated; 68.3% of county youth ages 12-17 are fully vaccinated.
Federal Retail Pharmacy Program: Pharmacies in and near the Omaha-metro area currently participating in the program include:
- Medicine Man Pharmacy, 15615 Pacific St. Suite 8, Omaha NE 668118
- ViaRx, 825 N. 90th St., Omaha NE 68114
- Walmart, 3010 E. 23rd St., Fremont NE 68025
Below is a list of the Douglas County COVID-19 vaccination clinics scheduled for this week, including child vaccination clinics at area schools. All clinics are open to the public for any approved shot in the vaccination series as indicated below. Those planning to get a booster shot should bring their vaccination card.
- 4-7 p.m. at Black Elk Elementary School, located at 6708 S. 161st Ave. – Booster clinic: Pfizer for ages 5+
- 4-9 p.m. at Taste of North Omaha, at the Eagles Nest Worship Center, located at 15650 Howard St. – Pfizer for ages 5+ & Moderna
- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Malcolm X. Memorial Foundation’s Freedom Festival, held at 3448 Evans – Pfizer for ages 5+ & Moderna
- Noon-6 p.m. at Taste of North Omaha, at the Eagles Nest Worship Center, 5775 Sorensen Parkway – Pfizer for ages 5+ & Moderna
- 1-5 p.m. at the World Refugee Day Health Fair, held at Levi Carter Park, located at 4405 Carter Lake Short Drive West – Pfizer for ages 5+ & Moderna
- Noon-4 p.m. at the Douglas County Health Department, located at 1111 S. 41st St. – All vaccines available
- Noon-4 p.m. at Clair Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 5544 Ames Ave. – Pfizer for ages 5+ & Moderna
FRIDAY JUNE 24
- 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Douglas County Health Department, located at 1111 S. 41st St. – All vaccines available
SATURDAY JUNE 25
- Noon-3 p.m. at Girls Inc., located at 2811 N. 45th St. – Pfizer for ages 5+ & Moderna
About Text Nebraska
The Douglas County Health Department is encouraging residents who test positive for COVID-19 to cooperate with Text Nebraska in order to help prevent further spread of the virus.
If you are age 19 or older, have recently tested positive for COVID-19, and provided a cell number when registering for your test, you will likely receive a text message from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services phone number 1-844-774-7604 that prompts you to take a survey. Adding that number to your phone’s directory will assure that your phone or provider doesn’t mark it as a spam call.
“It is not spam and is safe to respond,” DCHD said in a Thursday news release, noting that the survey is completely digital and doesn’t require you to speak with anyone.
“Text Nebraska is the next step in contact tracing, and this is where you can help,” Health Director Dr. Lindsay Huse said in the release. “Your response is needed as the number of cases makes it impossible for our staff to keep up with the demand.”
Report home test results
Douglas County Health Department on Monday urged residents to report the results of their home COVID-19 tests to them online at douglascountyhealth.com.
“Look for the blue box labeled ‘Report A COVID-19 Home Test,’ then follow the instructions,” the health department requests.
DCHD is helping those homebound to get vaccinated, scheduling in-home appointments for all three adult vaccination varieties, for any shot in the series.
To arrange this, call the DCHD information helpline at 402-444-3400.
OneWorld child vaccination clinics
OneWorld offers COVID-19 vaccinations at the following clinics:
- In south Omaha at the Livestock Building, located at 4920 S. 30th St.
- In Bellevue, at 2207 Georgia Ave.
- In northwest Omaha, at 4229 N. 90th St.
- In Plattsmouth, at 122 S. Sixth St.
OneWorld also offers children’s COVID-19 vaccinations at school health centers:
- Bryan High School, located at 4700 Giles Road
- Indian Hill Elementary, located at 3121 U St.
- Liberty Elementary, located at 2021 St. Mary’s Ave.
- Spring Lake Elementary, located at 4215 S. 20th St.
Walk-ins are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis; or you can call 402-734-4110 to make an appointment.
Children’s Hospital is planning to offer dedicated COVID-19 vaccination clinics for about a month, starting by Thursday, Nov. 11 — or sooner, if they are supplied the doses before that.
- 5-7 p.m. Thursdays at West Village Pointe and Spring Valley offices
- 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays at West Village Pointe and Spring Valley offices
After Saturday, Dec. 11, pediatric COVID-19 vaccinations will be available by appointment at any Children’s Hospital location.
- Tuesday and Thursday appointments available at the Mission Village location, 16909 Q St. Call 402-955-7575 or 402-955-SHOT (7468) for available times.
- Thursday and Friday appointments available at the Dundee location, 4825 Dodge St. Call 402-955-7676 or 402-955-SHOT (7468) for available times.
Nebraska Medicine is offering COVID-19 vaccinations at clinics in several retail pharmacies and health centers around the Omaha-metro.
NebMed will provide Pfizer vaccinations by appointment at:
- Eagle Run Health Center, located at 132nd Street and West Maple Road
- Fontenelle Health Center, located at 50th Street and Ames Avenue
- Girls Inc. Health Center, located at 45th Street and West Maple Road
- Old Market Health Center, located at 13th and Leavenworth streets
- Village Pointe Health Center, located at 175th and Burke streets
For those looking for walk-in appointments, single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccinations will be available at these pharmacies:
- Outpatient Pharmacy at Bellevue Health Center, located at 25th Street and Highway 370, will offer J&J vaccinations from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.
- Outpatient Pharmacy at Durham Outpatient Center, located at 45th and Emile streets, will offer J&J vaccinations from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays; and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the weekends.
SOUTH OMAHA: Testing and vaccinations are available at OneWorld, located at 4920 S. 30th St. Call 402-734-4110 to make an appointment for vaccinating anyone age 12 and older.
CHARLES DREW HEALTH CENTER: Call 402-451-3553 to schedule an appointment.
CHURCH CLINIC: Metropolitan Community Chuch of Omaha will host a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. No ID is required, but a parent or guardian must be present at the clinic with teens ages 12-18.
MCC FORT OMAHA: Vaccinations also will be distributed Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Metropolitan Community College’s Fort Omaha campus, located at 5300 N. 30th St. Appointments will be made through the county’s vaccination registry.
TOTAL WELLNESS: DCHD has been working with Total Wellness, located at 9320 H Court, to establish a vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
VETERANS: Any eligible veterans can obtain COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters at the Omaha VA Medical Center’s COVID-19 vaccination clinics’ walk-in hours from 8 a.m.-2:45 p.m. weekdays. Appointments can also be scheduled online.
Sarpy/Cass health district
- Tuesdays: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Wednesdays: 1-4:30 p.m.
The health department offers the first and second doses of Pfizer and Modern vaccines, Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) single doses, and booster doses of all three vaccines.
To make an appointment, call 833-998-2275 or 531-249-1873.
The Pottawattamie County Public Health Department urges residents to take advantage of free drive-through COVID-19 testing at:
- Hy-Vee Pharmacy on West Broadway
- Nomi Health at 1751 Madison Ave.
- Any Walgreens pharmacy location
Free take-home test kits are available at:
- All Care Health Center, located at 902 S. Sixth St., in Council Bluffs
- Pottawattamie County Public Health Department office, located at 600 S. Fourth St., Suite 100, in Council Bluffs
Walk-ins can receive COVID-19 vaccinations at the health department office at:
- 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays
- 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays
Vaccinations are also available from 8 a.m. to noon at the Veterans Affairs Building, located at 623 Sixth Ave. in Council Bluffs.
Three Rivers health district
Three Rivers Public Health Department is giving out boosters to those in certain risk categories who have had Pfizer vaccinations. It is also working with area businesses and schools to provide plan more COVID-19 vaccination clinics.
The health department has the necessary forms posted on their website, for minors and adults, for those who would like to fill them out ahead of their visit.
3RPHD’s regular clinic hours will change this week:
- In Dodge County, the Three Rivers clinic at 2400 N. Lincoln Ave. in Fremont, is open for walk-ins from 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays.
- In Saunders County, the Three Rivers clinic in Lake Wanahoo, located at 1320 E. 31st St., is open to walk-ins from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of the month.
Those who are home-bound or require special accommodations but need a COVID-19 test or vaccine can contact the health district at 402-704-2245 to make arrangements.
METHODIST HEALTH INFORMATION: The vaccine is available at most Methodist Physicians Clinic locations. Appointments for the vaccine are recommended and can be made by calling 402-354-CARE.
NEBRASKA VACCINE HOTLINE: Nebraskans can call 531-249-1873 or toll-free at 833-998-2275 for more information on the state’s COVID-19 vaccination process and to get assistance with signing up for a vaccination appointment.
DOUGLAS COUNTY HELPLINE: Local COVID-19 information, in Spanish and English, is available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, except for holidays. Call 402-444-3400 for assistance.
IOWA VACCINE HOTLINE: Iowans who need help to find a vaccine appointment can call 211 for assistance or 1-800-244-7431. Older or home-bound Iowans can contact Connections Area Agency on Aging at 712-328-2540 or 1-800-432-9209. For multilingual assistance, call 1-877-558-2609.
NATIONAL HOTLINE: To check vaccine availability in your community, call the national COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-232-0233.
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