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110 Douglas County Residents Remain Hospitalized, 3 Deaths Over the Weekend

2:40 AM · Sep 7, 2021

As of 12:00 pm today, Monday, September 6, 2021, there are SEVENTY-SEVEN (77) people with new positive test results and ONE (1) new presumptive to report, bringing the total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County to 9,577*. Currently, there are ONE HUNDRED AND TEN (110) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, seventy-seven locally and thirty-three out-of-the-area, including one that has 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: 20 ventilators (invasive mechanical airway support) and 14 BiPAP’s (Non-invasive ventilation for breathing support) machines are currently in use, 18 COVID positive patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and 16 are in the Progressive Care Unit (PCU). 62% 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. On Sunday, September 5, 2021, at 12:00 pm we had ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SEVEN (127) people with new positive test results and ONE (1) new death to report bringing our total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County to 9,499*. We had ONE HUNDRED AND TEN (110) Douglas County COVID-19 patients hospitalized, seventy-seven locally and thirty-three out-of-the-area, including one patient that has 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: 20 ventilators (invasive mechanical airway support) and 14 BiPAP’s (Non-invasive ventilation for breathing support) machines are currently in use, 16 COVID positive patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and 18 are in the Progressive Care Unit (PCU). 58% of the total hospitalized patients at Mercy are COVID positive. Of our hospitalized cases on Thursday, ONE HUNDRED AND FOUR (104) out of the 110 are not fully vaccinated. On Saturday, September 4, 2021, at 12:00 pm we had ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-SEVEN (147)people with new positive test results and TWO (2) new deaths to report bringing our total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County to 9,372*. We had ONE HUNDRED AND NINE (109) Douglas County COVID-19 patients hospitalized, seventy-five locally and thirty-four out-of-the-area, including one patient that has 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), 16 COVID positive patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). 64% of the total hospitalized patients at Mercy are COVID positive. Of our hospitalized cases on Thursday, ONE HUNDRED AND FOUR (104) out of the 109 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 three more Douglas County residents related to the COVID-19 virus. Our one hundred and forty-seventh COVID-19 related death was a 68-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Sunday, August 22, 2021 and passed away on Thursday, September 2, 2021. He was not vaccinated. Our one hundred and forty-eighth COVID-19 related death was a 54-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Saturday, August 14, 2021 and passed away on Friday, September 3, 2021. He was not vaccinated. Our one hundred and forty-ninth COVID-19 related death was a 62-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Saturday, August 28, 2021 and passed away on Friday, September 3, 2021. She was fully 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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