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Cases & Hospitalizations Appear to Have Peaked in Douglas County

8:30 PM · Sep 3, 2021

There are 110 Douglas County residents now hospitalized, 6 new deaths since Wednesday but cases continue to decline and hospitalizations now appear to have peaked as well. COVID-19 UPDATE FOR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2021: As of 12:00 pm today, Friday, September 3, 2021, there are ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINE (129) people with new positive test results, TWO (2) new presumptives and THREE (3) new deaths to report, bringing the total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County to 9,225*. Currently, there are ONE HUNDRED AND TEN (110) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, seventy-five locally and thirty-five out-of-the-area, including two that have been transferred out of the state for specialized care not available here. We continue to work with Mercy to provide information on our COVID patients being hospitalized locally: 15 ventilators (invasive mechanical airway support) and 15 BiPAP’s (Non-invasive ventilation for breathing support) machines are currently in use, 12 COVID positive patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and 22 are in the Progressive Care Unit (PCU). 61% of the total hospitalized patients at Mercy are COVID positive. Of our hospitalized cases today, ONE HUNDRED AND FOUR (104) out of the 110 are not fully vaccinated. COVID-19 RECAP FOR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2021: On Thursday, September 2, 2021, at 12:00 pm we had ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-FOUR (164)people with new positive test results, TWO (2) new presumptives and THREE (3) new deaths to report bringing our total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County to 9,094*. We had ONE HUNDRED AND SEVEN (107) Douglas County COVID-19 patients hospitalized, seventy-three locally and thirty-four out-of-the-area, including two patients that have been transferred out of the state for specialized care not available here. We continue to work with Mercy to provide information on our COVID patients being hospitalized locally: 15 ventilators (invasive mechanical airway support) and 21 BiPAP’s (Non-invasive ventilation for breathing support) machines are currently in use, 14 COVID positive patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and 21 are in the Progressive Care Unit (PCU). 60% of the total hospitalized patients at Mercy are COVID positive. Of our hospitalized cases on Thursday, ONE HUNDRED AND ONE (101) out of the 107 are not fully vaccinated. COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS OF DOUGLAS COUNTY RESIDENTS Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the deaths of six more Douglas County residents related to the COVID-19 virus. Our one hundred and forty-first COVID-19 related death was a 45-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 and passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. She was not vaccinated. Our one hundred and forty-second COVID-19 related death was a 67-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Thursday, August 26, 2021 and passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. She was not vaccinated. Our one hundred and forty-third COVID-19 related death was a 64-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Thursday, August 26, 2021 and passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. She was not vaccinated. Our one hundred and forty-fourth COVID-19 related death was a 74-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Friday, August 20, 2021 and passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. He was not vaccinated. Our one hundred and forty-fifth COVID-19 related death was a 65-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Friday, August 13, 2021 and passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. He was fully vaccinated. Our one hundred and forty-sixth COVID-19 related death was a 26-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Thursday, August 12, 2021 and passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. He was not vaccinated. In the interest of privacy for the loved ones of these residents, no additional information will be released. Each death related to COVID-19 is painful for all Douglas County residents, and a sad reminder of the terrible impact COVID-19 has had in our local communities. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all family members, friends, relatives, co-workers and community members of those who have passed after contracting this deadly virus.

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