The Douglas County COVID-19 Recovery Team has reported eight coronavirus-related deaths since Saturday as the county’s death toll continues to rise.
The recovery team Monday reported six deaths, including a 102-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 Sept. 7 and died Oct. 16, making him the oldest casualty of the coronavirus in Douglas County.
There were seven positive and presumptive cases of COVID-19 reported Saturday, 40 on Sunday and 35 on Monday.
Wednesday, the team reported the deaths of two more county residents, neither of which were vaccinated.
There were 62 new positive COVID-19 tests reported Tuesday and 49 positive and presumptive cases listed Wednesday.
Of the 31 Douglas County residents receiving hospital care for the coronavirus, 26 are reportedly not fully vaccinated. There are 17 patients being cared for locally and 14 out of the area, including one which continues to receive specialized treatment in another state.
CHI Mercy Medical Center had four COVID-19 patients in its intensive care unit while, for the first time since its inception, there were no patients in the hospital’s progressive care unit. Ten percent of all patients being treated at the hospital have COVID-19-related symptoms.