Lindsay Huse says county has made ‘fantastic’ progress against COVID

Douglas County appears to be emerging from the omicron wave in the latest weekly report from the Chief Health Officer. “COVID is certainly alive and well in Douglas County, however, we are making really fantastic progress right now,” Dr. Lindsay Huse told the Douglas County Health Board during her weekly presentation Wednesday morning. Huse said there had been a significant drop in cases across all age groups. “We’re also seeing an overall decrease in test positivity. So those who are coming in are a bit less likely to be positive,” Huse said. stabilized according to Huse. She said the metro has about 85% capacity. His threshold for dropping the mask mandate included staying at 85% or lower for seven consecutive days. “What we are seeing is an increase in the number of people who have had to delay their care or postpone procedures because hospitals were within crisis standards or had other things in place that prevented them from entering for have those things taken care of,” Huse said. Breakthrough cases have also stabilized, according to Huse. 9.2% of “fully vaccinated” people, those who received two doses of Moderna or Pfizer, or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, tested positive for COVID-19 in the past year. The majority of these cases occurred during the omicron wave. Huse reiterated the importance of getting vaccinated. She warned that omicron will continue to spread if people are not vaccinated, but also boosted. “The vaccine still works very well to prevent people from going to the hospital and having a very serious illness,” Huse said.

Douglas County appears to be emerging from the omicron wave in the latest weekly report from the Chief Health Officer.

“COVID is certainly alive and well in Douglas County, however, we are making really fantastic progress right now,” Dr. Lindsay Huse told the Douglas County Health Board during her weekly presentation Wednesday morning.

Huse said there had been a significant drop in cases across all age groups.

“We’re also seeing an overall decrease in test positivity. So those who are coming in are a bit less likely to be positive,” Huse said.

Hospitalizations have also stabilized according to Huse. She said the metro has about 85% capacity. His threshold for dropping the mask mandate included staying at 85% or lower for seven consecutive days.

“What we are seeing is an increase in the number of people who have had to delay their care or postpone procedures because hospitals were within crisis standards or had other things in place that prevented them from entering for have those things taken care of,” Huse said.

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Breakthrough cases have also stabilized, according to Huse. 9.2% of “fully vaccinated” people, those who received two doses of Moderna or Pfizer, or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, tested positive for COVID-19 in the past year. The majority of these cases occurred during the omicron wave.

Huse reiterated the importance of getting vaccinated. She warned that omicron will continue to spread if people are not vaccinated, but also boosted.

“The vaccine still works very well to prevent people from going to the hospital and having a very serious illness,” Huse said.

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