The adult intensive care occupancy rate remains high at 96% in the metro

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) – The Douglas County Health Department reported 256 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday.

The Omaha Metropolitan Health Care Coalition – which encompasses Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders, Dodge and Washington counties in Nebraska, as well as hospitals in Council Bluffs and Missouri Valley, Iowa – releases updated COVID-19 case counts and a report on hospital capacity at the Douglas County Health Department on an almost daily basis.

According to the latest report from the local hospital received Thursday afternoon:

  • Medical and surgical beds are 92% occupied and 108 staffed beds are available.
  • Adult intensive care beds are occupied at a 96% rate with 12 staffed beds available.
  • There are 324 people hospitalized who have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
    • 84 receive ICU level care for adults.
  • Thirty-seven people who have been confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19 are on respirators.
  • Five pediatric patients are confirmed among the hospitalized.
  • Pediatric intensive care beds are at 91% of their capacity with 12 beds available.
  • There are nine additional COVID-19 people of interest (usually awaiting test results) to report, along with eight potential adults and one potential pediatric case.

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