Monday Sept. 19 COVID-19 update: 2 deaths in Douglas County as positivity rate falls – WOWT

by | Sep 19, 2022 | COVID-19

(WOWT) – Below are today’s updates from data reports on new cases and other COVID-19 stats reported by health officials across Nebraska and western Iowa.Keep scrolling to find a vaccination clinic near you.Sarpy/Cass data snapshotDEATHS: The latest update to the Sarpy/Cass Health Department COVID-19 dashboard shows the pandemic death toll in the health district stands at 353 people.The dashboard no longer indicates in which county those deaths have occurred. The dashboard also does not provide any information about their age ranges or pre-existing conditions.CASES: As of Monday, the dashboard reported that were 328 active cases of COVID-19 in Sarpy County, down from 413 indicated on the dashboard a week ago; and 34 in Cass County, down from 68 reported last week. To date, Sarpy/Cass has confirmed 55,507 cases of COVID-19 in Sarpy County, which is 232 more than reported last week; and 6,727 in Cass County, an increase of 26 cases since last week.Of the health district’s current active cases, most are in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s: 51 cases in their 20s, 48 in their 30s and another 48 in their 40s, and 54 in their 50s. There are also 76 active cases among youth ages 14 and younger, down from 98 cases reported about a week ago; with 39 of those active pediatric cases — 13 more than reported about a week ago — among children ages 4 or younger, the age group most recently approved for COVID-19 vaccination.POSITIVITY RATE: The health department reported a test positivity rate of 14.6% as of Saturday, down from an adjusted 16.6% a week prior. About a month ago it was 22.4%; about two months ago, it was 25.3%. The lab ran 169 tests in the week ending Saturday, compared to 116 tests in the week prior.HOSPITALIZATIONS: The Sarpy/Cass Health Department’s h …

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