Monday July 18 COVID-19 update: Sarpy County reports four deaths

Positivity, hospitalizations decline in Omaha-metro
Douglas County reports nearly 800 new cases since last Thursday.
Published: Jul. 18, 2022 at 6:24 PM CDT
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(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.

Keep scrolling to find a vaccination clinic near you.

Sarpy/Cass data snapshot

The following information is from data posted Monday on the Sarpy/Cass Health Department COVID-19 dashboard and website.

DEATHS: The Sarpy/Cass Health Department dashboard indicates four more COVID-19 deaths since last week, bringing the death toll there to 336 people.

The dashboard does not provide any information about their age ranges or pre-existing conditions.

CASES: The health department reports that there are currently 669 active cases of COVID-19 in Sarpy County, down from 860 reported a week ago; and 59 in Cass County, up from 118 a week ago.

Of the health district’s active cases, most are in their 20s, 30s, and 50s: 109 cases in their 20s, 124 in their 30s, and 108 in their 50s. There are also 88 active cases among youth ages 14 and younger, down three from last week, with 52 of those active pediatric cases among children ages 4 or younger — the age group most recently approved for COVID-19 vaccination.

POSITIVITY RATE: The health department reported a test positivity rate of 23.6% as of Saturday, down from an adjusted 25.6% a week prior. A month ago it was 21.8%; about two months ago, it was 15.9%. The lab ran 152 tests in the week ending Saturday, compared to 414 and 437 tests in the past two weeks, respectively.

HOSPITALIZATIONS: The Sarpy/Cass Health Department’s hospital data is provided by Douglas County, according to its dashboard. That information is available in the Douglas County update below.

VACCINATIONS: The health department reported no change in the vaccination rate among residents in the past two weeks: 66.6% now in Sarpy County, and 62.4% in Cass County as of Monday.

Three Rivers data snapshot

Three Rivers Public Health Department COVID-19 dashboard updates its data on Mondays. The health district covers Dodge, Saunders, and Washington counties.

DEATHS: Three Rivers is still reporting 221 COVID-19 deaths to date.

The dashboard does not provide any detailed information about deaths or pre-existing conditions.

CASES: 3RPHD data on Tuesday indicated 196 cases had been confirmed in the past two weeks, 109 of them in the last seven days. The health department did not have data on the locations of those cases.

The health district has reported 19,461 people infected with COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

3RPHD also reported the seven-day rolling average at 19.7 cases per 100,000 people this week, up from an average of 12.7 cases a week ago.

POSITIVITY RATE: Recent data reports show an increase in positivity in all three counties.

As of Sunday, July 10, 3RPHD was reporting a positivity rate among Dodge County residents of 14.45%, up from 10.1% a week earlier. About a month ago, the rate was 11.5%. The dashboard showed 104 tests were conducted in Dodge County during the week of July 10.

In Saunders County, 3RPHD reported a positivity rate of 17.5% as of July 10, up from 6.8% a week earlier. About a month ago, the rate was 12.2%. The dashboard showed 49 tests were conducted in the county during the week of July 10.

In the same timeframe, the positivity rate among Washington County residents was 31.9% on July 10, up from 25.2% a week earlier. About a month ago, the rate was 18.6%. The dashboard showed 54 tests were conducted in the county during the week of July 10.

HOSPITALIZATIONS: The health district’s hospital data is provided by Douglas County, according to its dashboard. The latest update can be found below.

VACCINATIONS: 3RPHD was reporting slightly higher vaccination rates this week compared to last week. Dodge County was reporting a 65.3% vaccination rate among residents ages 5 and older, 60.4% for Saunders County, and 62% for Washington County as of Monday. That amounts to 60.8% of all Dodge County residents, 58% of all Saunders County residents, and 60% of all Washington County residents.

Douglas County update

The Douglas County Health Department has been reporting COVID-19 data twice weekly, issuing updated stats on Mondays and Thursdays.

DEATHS: The local pandemic death toll stands at 1,140 people.

CASES: DCHD reported Monday that 747 new COVID-19 cases had been confirmed since Thursday, 197 of them on Sunday alone. About a year ago, DCHD confirmed 46 new cases.

The latest recent cases bring the local pandemic total to 160,839 cases. The number of reinfections for the last seven days ending Saturday was 191 cases, up from 187 cases as of Thursday.

The most recent case numbers bring the seven-day average to 191 cases, down from 200 cases Thursday. According to the Douglas County COVID-19 dashboard, the rolling seven-day average per 100,000 people was 234 cases as of Monday, down from 245.4 cases reported Thursday.

POSITIVITY RATE: The DCHD COVID-19 dashboard indicates the local positivity rate was at 21.4% as of Saturday, down from 22.8% the week prior. A month ago, it was 17.9%; about two months ago, it was 13.4%

HOSPITALIZATIONS: As of late Sunday, area hospitals were caring for 119 COVID-19 patients, five fewer than reported Thursday. Of those patients, four were in pediatrics, 11 adult patients were in ICUs, and three patients were on ventilators.

About a year ago, DCHD was reporting 29 area COVID-19 hospitalizations.

HOSPITAL CAPACITY: Area hospital capacity fluctuates according to staffing levels. As of late Sunday, hospitals were 84% full with 220 beds available, up from 167 reported Thursday. Area ICUs were 83% full with 50 beds available, up from 34 reported Thursday. Pediatric ICUs were 88% full with 16 beds available — four more than reported Thursday.

VACCINATIONS: Local vaccination numbers remained nearly the same as they have for about a week. To date, 66.7% of all Douglas County residents are vaccinated. Of youth ages 5-11, 39.2% are vaccinated; 68.5% of county youth ages 12-17 are fully vaccinated. DCHD is also reporting that 58.3% of those eligible, fully vaccinated residents ages 12 and older, have received their third shot or booster vaccination.

Lincoln-Lancaster County update

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department reported Monday it had confirmed 220 cases — 154 of them over the weekend and 66 on Monday — bringing the community total there to 75,664 cases since the start of the pandemic.

To date, Lancaster County has reported 445 COVID-19 deaths.

As of Monday, 57 patients in Lancaster County were hospitalized with COVID-19 — 10 more since Thursday; two of them were on ventilators.

LLCHD reports that 67.8% of county residents are vaccinated and 130,677 booster doses have been administered there.

Vaccination clinics

Nebraska DHHS

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

Retail pharmacy vaccine sign-ups: Baker’s | CVS | Hy-Vee | Kohll’s | Kubat | Sam’s Club | Walmart

Douglas County

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.

TUESDAY
  • Noon-6:30 p.m. at the Douglas County Health Department, located at 1111 S. 41st St. – All vaccines available for all ages
FRIDAY
  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Douglas County Health Department, located at 1111 S. 41st St. – All vaccines available for all ages
SATURDAY
  • 9 a.m.-noon at Kroc Center Omaha, located at 2825 Y St. – Pfizer & Moderna for all ages
  • Noon-3 p.m. at Girls Inc., located at 2811 N. 45th St. – Pfizer & Moderna for all ages
TUESDAY JULY 26
  • Noon-6:30 p.m. at the Douglas County Health Department, located at 1111 S. 41st St. – All vaccines available for all ages
FRIDAY JULY 29
  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Douglas County Health Department, located at 1111 S. 41st St. – All vaccines available for all ages
SATURDAY JULY 30
  • Noon-3 p.m. at Girls Inc., located at 2811 N. 45th St. – Pfizer & Moderna for all ages

Today's #Covid19 Update is right here: https://www.douglascountyhealth.com/latest-news Douglas County Nebraska Nebraska...

Posted by Douglas County Health Department on Monday, July 18, 2022

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.”

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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.

In-home appointments

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:

OneWorld also offers children’s COVID-19 vaccinations at school health centers:

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

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

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:

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.

Around Omaha

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

The Sarpy/Cass Health Department has scheduled vaccination clinics for all COVID-19 vaccine doses, including pediatric doses, at its offices, located at 701 Olson Drive in Papillion:

  • 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.

Pottawattamie County

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:

  • 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.

Off-line help

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.

Resource links

Where to get a test: Douglas County

Vaccine sign-up: Douglas County | Sarpy/Cass | Three Rivers | Nebraska

Vaccinations at hospitals: Nebraska Medicine | Methodist Health System | Children’s Hospital

Retail pharmacy vaccine sign-ups: Hy-Vee | Walmart | Sam’s Club | Baker’s | Kohll’s | CVS | Kubat

Vaccine information: Douglas County | Douglas County clinics | Nebraska || Iowa | Pottawattamie County | Mills County | Fremont County

COVID-19 dashboards: Douglas County | Sarpy County | Three Rivers Health District | Lancaster County | Bryan Health | Nebraska | Iowa | Worldwide

COVID-19 risk dials: Douglas County | Lincoln-Lancaster County

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