Only 12 pediatric ICU beds available in area hospitals

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) – According to the Douglas County Health Department, 334 more cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the county. The last time they were this high was on January 22. The department also said 91% of pediatric ICU beds are filled in the area’s health care coalition, which includes hospitals in Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders, Dodge and Washington counties, as well as Council Bluffs and Missouri Valley — there are more. only 12 available.

On Monday, the department reported 453 cases over a three-day period.

With the new cases, the community total has now risen to 91,893 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

No deaths were reported, leaving the total at 853.

According to the most recent report from the local hospital received yesterday (Monday) afternoon:

Medical and surgical beds were 86% occupied with 195 manned beds available. Adult ICU beds were occupied at a rate of 84% with 48 staffed beds available. ICU beds for children had a capacity of 91% with 12 beds available. There were 246 hospitalized individuals diagnosed with COVID-19, 84 of whom were receiving adult ICU-level care. Six pediatric patients were confirmed among those hospitalized. There were three other COVID-19 key individuals (generally awaiting test results) to come forward, and they were all adults. Thirty-eight people confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19 were on a ventilator.

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