Three more deaths of Douglas County residents due to COVID-19 complications have been reported, raising the county’s death toll to 258 since March 2020.
The Douglas County COVID-19 Recovery team reported 91 new positive and presumptive cases of the coronavirus, including 41 Tuesday and 50 Wednesday, raising the total number of positive COVID-19 tests in Douglas County to 12,555.
The three deaths included a 59-year-old man who died Monday and a 92-year-old and 57-year-old who died Tuesday. Neither of the three were vaccinated against the coronavirus.
As of Wednesday, there were 25 county residents receiving hospital care due to the coronavirus, 15 locally and 10 out of the area. At CHI Mercy Medical Center, there were two COVID-19 patients in the intensive care unit, while four patients in the progressive care unit Tuesday had either been transferred or released from the hospital. Ten percent of all patients being cared for at Mercy were due to COVID-19.