‘Normality’ for Omaha? Lindsay Huse reports positive COVID-19 trends
‘Normality’ for Omaha?  Lindsay Huse reports positive COVID-19 trends

‘Normality’ for Omaha? Lindsay Huse reports positive COVID-19 trends

COVID-19 transmission has dropped from high to significant in Douglas County, but Health Director Lindsay Huse still recommends wearing a mask in public places. Houses, which provided a COVID-19 update to the board on Tuesday, reported that numbers appear to continue to decline – 69.5 per share. 100,000 for a 7-day total and test positivity is at its lowest level for Douglas County since July. “Hopefully we can go into a level of normalcy for a while,” Huse said. the “wonderful news,” Huse said, the recommendation for face clothing will stand until the area falls out of the essential category. Douglas County is also moving in the right direction in terms of hospitalizations – currently with 86% occupancy – and ventilator use. “Our total number of hospitalized patients diagnosed with COVID continues to decline,” Huse told the board. The health director, however, expressed caution that breakthrough cases are declining but still on the rise in society. “We would like to see (people getting their boosters) increased because it really provides much better protection against these breakthrough cases,” Huse said. “… We continue to hold clinics in the community and in our facility. But you can quite clearly see that we have fallen out a little bit and even fallen out a little bit.” got the booster, while 66.5% have two doses. Huse said 32.5% of children under the age of 11 are fully vaccinated. “This is actually a good time for people to get their boosters because we have … declining viruses circulating in our community,” Huse said. “So this is a good time to … get the immunity really boosted up there and then hopefully, as we approach autumn, or when we might see another increase in case of another increase, people will already have that protection.”

COVID-19 transmission has dropped from high to significant in Douglas County, but Health Director Lindsay Huse still recommends wearing a mask in public places.

Houses, which provided a COVID-19 update to the board on Tuesday, reported that numbers appear to continue to decline – 69.5 per share. 100,000 for a 7-day total, and test positivity is at its lowest level for Douglas County since July.

“Hopefully we can go into a level of normality for a while,” Huse said.

Even with the “wonderful news,” Huse said the recommendation for face clothing will stand until the area falls out of the essential category.

Douglas County is also moving in the right direction in terms of hospital admissions – currently with 86% occupancy – and ventilator use.

“Our total number of inpatients diagnosed with COVID continues to decline,” Huse told the board.

However, the health director expressed caution with breakthrough cases that slowed but still rising in the community.

“We want to see (people get their boosters) increased because it really provides much better protection against these breakthrough cases,” Huse said. “… We continue to hold clinics in the community and in our facility. But one can quite clearly see that we have leveled off and even fallen a little bit.”

Current figures from Douglas County show that 47.3% of people have received the booster, while 66.5% have two doses. Houses said 32.5% of children under 11 are fully vaccinated.

“This is actually a good time for people to get their boosters because we have … declining viruses circulating in our community,” Huse said. “So this is a good time to … get the immunity really boosted up there and then hopefully, as we approach autumn, or when we might see another increase in case of another increase, people will already have that protection.”

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