Three deaths related to COVID-19 were reported in the Grand Island area Wednesday.
The Central District Health Department, which oversees Hall, Hamilton and Merrick Counties, has reported 1,528 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 50 deaths in the district.
Two deaths were reported Tuesday in Dakota County and one on Wednesday, bringing the county’s total to 17 deaths.
Hospitalizations from COVID-19 continue to rise in the Omaha area as cases continued to tick up.
Wednesday, the Douglas County Health Department reported that 143 patients were in Omaha area hospitals with COVID-19 and that an additional 59 patients were suspected of having it.
That’s a combined 202 patients locally as of Tuesday night; the total stood at 180 the day before.
There were 138 deaths statewide as of Wednesday night and reported cases reached 11,122, an increase of 276 from the day before.
Douglas County’s total number of cases increased by 145 in the latest count, bringing the county’s combined number to 2,715 since the outbreak started. The county recorded 1,122 tests Tuesday — another day that surpassed the 1,000 test mark.
Twenty-four people with a COVID-19 infection have died in Douglas County. A total of 514 people are confirmed to have recovered in Douglas County.
Eight lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Lincoln on Wednesday, bringing the community total to 918.
A third death was reported by Pottawattamie County officials.