After nearly six weeks of triple-digit new positive and presumptive COVID-19 cases, the Douglas County COVID-19 Recovery Team announced a total of 64 new cases over the weekend in its Monday report.
The team reported 33 new positive and presumptive cases Saturday, 13 Sunday and 18 Monday. Dating back to Thursday, there have been a total of 110 such cases in that five-day period.
There were five deaths reported, all aged between 70-73 and all five unvaccinated, according to information provided by the Douglas Public Health Network.
As of Monday, there were 77 Douglas County residents hospitalized due to complications from the coronavirus, 51 locally and 26 out of the area, including one receiving specialized care in another state.
At CHI Mercy Medical Center, there were 16 COVID-19-positive patients requiring the help of ventilators as of Monday. Another 12 were receiving non-invasive breathing assistance. Eleven patients were in the hospital’s intensive care unit and eight were in the progressive care unit. Just 34% of all patients presently being cared for at Mercy were COVID-19 patients.
The new cases reported Saturday pushed Douglas County past 11,000 total COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.