Wednesday Jan. 13 COVID-19 update: Douglas County reports 434 new cases
(WOWT) - Here is a summary of new cases and other COVID-19 stats reported today by health officials across Nebraska and Iowa.
The Douglas County Health Department reported 434 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.
No new deaths were reported. The total number of deaths remains at 526.
The total number of cases since the pandemic began is now at 57,128.
The average number of cases reported in the last seven days is 323.
The total number of reported recoveries is now 39,979.
The positivity rate for the week ending Saturday was 34.5%, with 2,666 new cases from 7,718 tests. That rate is higher than the previous week’s rate of 33.8%.
As of the most recent report, medical and surgical beds were at 78% occupancy, with 331 beds available. ICU beds are occupied at a 65% rate with 117 beds available.
The Health Care Coalition, which includes Douglas, Sarpy, Washington, Saunders, and Dodge counties in addition to Council Bluffs, on Sunday was reporting it was caring for 246 COVID-19 patients, with 78 receiving adult ICU care, 41 awaiting test results; 39 of those patients are on ventilators.
VACCINE HOTLINE: Gov. Pete Ricketts has asked Nebraskans to call 402-552-6645 or toll-free at 833-998-2275 for more information on the Nebraska COVID-19 vaccination process. DO NOT call your local health department.
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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