40 New Cases Of COVID-19 Reported By 3RPHD Since Friday

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Three Rivers Public Health Department (3RPHD) gave an update Monday afternoon on total lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases within the district. Parenthesis indicate changes since Friday.

  • Dodge County: 782 cases (+22)
  • Saunders County: 138 cases (+13)
  • Washington County: 104 cases (+5)

Total 3RPHD Case Count: 1,024 cases (+40)

As of Monday afternoon, the Omaha Metropolitan Health Care Coalition (OMHCC) which consists of Dodge, Saunders, Washington, Douglas, and Sarpy county hospitals reported 302 (+57) medical beds available, and 99 (-7) patients were hospitalized with COVID-19. Of the 394 (+73) ventilators available to area hospitals, 116 (+34) were in use, including 18 (+6) for confirmed or suspect COVID-19 patients.

You can spread COVID-19 even if you don’t feel that sick. You can pass the disease to someone else before you have symptoms, and even if you never develop any symptoms at all. When people who have contracted the infection come in contact with high-risk people, there can be deadly consequences. As a reminder, exposure is defined as being within 6 feet of someone for 15 minutes. If you have been exposed to a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, then you need to quarantine at home for two weeks.

“This past weekend we have seen a significant increase in cases and we are seeing individuals that are symptomatic being out in the community—as a reminder, we need you to stay home if you are sick or if you are being tested for COVID,” said Terra Uhing, Three Rivers Public Health Department, Executive Director.

According to the Nebraska DHHS, there have been 26,702 positive cases, and 19,575 recoveries within the state. In total, 281,387 people have been tested for COVID-19 in Nebraska, with 254,404 negative test results. (Does not include inconclusive results). 332 deaths have been reported in the state.

We encourage all Nebraskans to get tested for COVID-19 and to do so immediately if they have symptoms. This can be done through Test Nebraska at www.testnebraska.com.

For questions or more information about COVID-19, please call Three Rivers at 402-727-5396, email info@3rphd.org or visit www.threeriverspublichealth.org

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