Omaha, Nebraska – In the following, you will find the most recent updates from data reports on new cases and other COVID-19 figures that were reported by health officials in Nebraska and western Iowa.
Continue scrolling down the page to locate a vaccination clinic in your area.
A glimpse of the statistics in Sarpy and Cass
DEATHS The pandemic death toll in the health district has grown by three individuals over the course of the past week, according to the most recent update to the COVID-19 dashboard maintained by the Sarpy/Cass Health Department. The dashboard does not identify any longer in which county the health district’s current death toll of 353 individuals has happened. The current death toll may be found here.
There is no information regarding their age ranges or pre-existing conditions provided by the dashboard.
CASES As of Tuesday, the dashboard indicated that there were 413 active cases of COVID-19 in Sarpy County, which is a decrease from the 473 cases that were reported approximately one week ago; and there were 68 in Cass County, which is a decrease from the 91 cases that were indicated on the dashboard last week. There have been a total of 55,275 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Sarpy County, which is an increase of 99 cases since the previous week’s report; there have been 6,701 confirmed cases in Cass County, which is an increase of nine cases since the previous week.
The majority of the health district’s currently active cases are people in their 20s, 40s, and 50s; specifically, there are 73 instances of people in their 20s, 66 cases of people in their 40s, and 69 cases of people in their 50s. There are also 76 active cases among youth ages 14 and younger, which is a decrease from the 98 cases that were reported approximately one week ago; 26 of those active pediatric cases — 11 fewer more than were reported approximately one week ago — are among children ages 4 or younger, which is the age group that was most recently approved for vaccination with COVID-19.
POSITIVITY RATE: As of Saturday, the department of health reported a test positivity rate of 16.6%, which is a decrease from the 17.8% rate reported the previous week. It had been around 25.4% about a month ago, and it had been around 21.3% approximately two months ago. In comparison to the previous week’s total of 271 tests, the laboratory only conducted 116 tests during the week that ended on Saturday.
HOSPITALIZATIONS According to the dashboard, the hospital data for the Sarpy/Cass Health Department comes from Douglas County. This information can be seen in the update regarding Douglas County that has been provided below.
VACCINATIONS The health department stated this week that there was no change in the vaccination rates among residents as compared to the previous week. The vaccination rates currently stand at 67.4% in Sarpy County and 63.2% in Cass County.
The danger level at Three Rivers decreases
The COVID-19 dashboard that was previously maintained by the Three Rivers Public Health Department has been replaced with a link to the information page maintained by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services regarding COVID-19 as well as a link to the DDC dropdown widget that allows users to determine the risk level for their county.
As of this past Monday, the widget indicated that the risk level for the counties of Dodge, Saunders, and Washington was “low.” A little over a week ago, it was at the “medium” level.
Current events in Douglas County
The COVID-19 data have been reported by the Douglas County Health Department twice every week, with new statistics being released on Mondays and Thursdays respectively. Tuesday was the day that DCHD communicated that change because Monday was a holiday.
On Monday, the health service announced five recent COVID-19 deaths. These deaths were caused by the virus.
“A man in his 40s who had not been vaccinated has passed away. Two men in their 80s have passed away; one of them was vaccinated, while the other was not. According to the announcement, two more vaccinated women have passed away; one was in her 60s, while the other was over 80 years old.
The number of people who have died as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic in their area now stands at 1,179.
CASES The District of Columbia Department of Health and Human Services (DHCD) also revealed on Monday that 284 new COVID-19 cases had been confirmed since Thursday. Around this time last year, the District of Columbia Health Department was announcing that 391 cases had been confirmed over the previous weekend.
As of Monday, the most current case figures brought the seven-day average down to 98 instances, which is a significant decrease from the 111 cases that were reported on Thursday. According to the dashboard for the DCHD, which was updated on Monday, the rolling seven-day average per 100,000 persons declined from 133.4 cases the previous week to 107.1 cases as of Sunday.
The most recent instances raise the overall number of people affected by the local pandemic to 168,356. Additionally, the COVID-19 dashboard for Douglas County shows that the most recent documented number of reinfections for a week that ended was 190 instances.
POSITIVITY RATE: According to the dashboard for the DCHD COVID-19, the local positivity rate as of Saturday was 14.1%, which is a decrease from the corrected 17.5% that was recorded the week before. 19.9% was the rate roughly a month ago, and 22.4% was the rate roughly two months ago. Around this time last year, it was 7.7%.
According to the DCHD dashboard from Monday, the community level is currently “low.”
HOSPITALIZATIONS: As of late Sunday night, local hospitals were providing care for a total of 127 COVID-19 patients, including one child. This number represents a decrease from the 135 individuals who were reported to be hospitalized on Thursday. Twenty adults were still being cared for in intensive care units (ICUs), and two patients need ventilation support. In addition, the outcomes of the COVID-19 tests for four additional adult patients were still pending.
Around this time last year, the DCHD was reporting 190 COVID-19-related hospitalizations in the surrounding area.
HOSPITAL CAPACITY The capacity of the area’s hospitals varies depending on the number of staff members. As of late Sunday, hospitals had 206 beds available, which is a decrease from the 224 beds that were reported to be available on Thursday. The number of available beds in the region’s intensive care units dropped from 53 on Thursday to 35 on Friday. There were 18 beds available in pediatric intensive care units, which is an increase of three from what was reported on Thursday. A little over a year ago, local hospitals were approximately 821 percent full with 253 beds available, and intensive care units were approximately 86 percent full with 40 beds available.
Since Tuesday, the county’s COVID-19 dashboard indicated that there had been no change to the data pertaining to vaccinations.
To date, 5,802 pediatric doses — for children aged 6 months to 4 years — have been delivered in the county, which has led to 5% of children in that age group in Douglas County being fully vaccinated. These doses were administered in the county.
The amount of people who were vaccinated across all other age categories showed almost little change from the previous week. To this day, 67.5% of all residents living in Douglas County have been given a vaccination, and 57.3% of eligible citizens, fully vaccinated residents aged 5 and older, have received their third dose. The vaccination rate among children aged 5 to 11 is 40.9%, whereas the vaccination rate among children aged 12 to 17 is 69.5% in this county.
Federal Retail Pharmacy Program: Pharmacies in and near the Omaha-metro area currently participating in the program include:
- Medicine Man Pharmacy, 15615 Pacific St. Suite 8, Omaha NE 668118
- ViaRx, 825 N. 90th St., Omaha NE 68114
- Walmart, 3010 E. 23rd St., Fremont NE 68025
Retail pharmacy vaccine sign-ups: Baker’s | CVS | Hy-Vee | Kohll’s | Kubat | Sam’s Club | Walmart
Below is a list of the Douglas County COVID-19 vaccination clinics scheduled for this week, including child vaccination clinics at area schools. All clinics are open to the public for any approved shot in the vaccination series as indicated below. Those planning to get a booster shot should bring their vaccination card.
- 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Douglas County Health Department, located at 1111 S. 41st St. – All vaccines available for all ages
About Text Nebraska
Residents of Douglas County who have tested positive for COVID-19 are being encouraged by the Douglas County Health Department to work together with Text Nebraska in an effort to help stop the virus from spreading any further.
If you are 19 or older, have recently tested positive for COVID-19, and provided a cell number when registering for your test, then it is likely that you will receive a text message from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services phone number 1-844-774-7604 prompting you to take a survey. This message will come from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services phone number. Including that number in the directory of your phone will ensure that it is not identified as a spam call by either your phone or your service provider.
In a news release issued on Thursday, DCHD stated that the survey “is not spam and it is safe to reply.” They also mentioned that the poll is conducted entirely online and does not need you to have any sort of conversation with anyone.
The Health Director, Dr. Lindsay Huse, was quoted in the statement as saying that “Text Nebraska is the next stage in contact tracing, and this is where you can help.” “Your response is required because the amount of cases being handled by our employees is making it impossible for them to keep up with the demand.”
Report home test results
Douglas County Health Department on Monday urged residents to report the results of their home COVID-19 tests to them online at douglascountyhealth.com.
“Look for the blue box labeled ‘Report A COVID-19 Home Test,’ then follow the instructions,” the health department requests.
DCHD is helping those homebound to get vaccinated, scheduling in-home appointments for all three adult vaccination varieties, for any shot in the series.
To arrange this, call the DCHD information helpline at 402-444-3400.
OneWorld child vaccination clinics
OneWorld offers COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters for ages 5 and older at the following clinics:
- In south Omaha at the Livestock Building, located at 4920 S. 30th St.
- In Bellevue, at 2207 Georgia Ave.
- In northwest Omaha, at 4229 N. 90th St.
- In Plattsmouth, at 122 S. Sixth St.
Walk-ins are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis; or you can call 402-734-4110 to make an appointment.
Children’s Hospital is planning to offer dedicated COVID-19 vaccination clinics for about a month, starting by Thursday, Nov. 11 — or sooner, if they are supplied the doses before that.
- 5-7 p.m. Thursdays at West Village Pointe and Spring Valley offices
- 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays at West Village Pointe and Spring Valley offices
After Saturday, Dec. 11, pediatric COVID-19 vaccinations will be available by appointment at any Children’s Hospital location.
- Tuesday and Thursday appointments available at the Mission Village location, 16909 Q St. Call 402-955-7575 or 402-955-SHOT (7468) for available times.
- Thursday and Friday appointments available at the Dundee location, 4825 Dodge St. Call 402-955-7676 or 402-955-SHOT (7468) for available times.
Nebraska Medicine is offering COVID-19 vaccinations at clinics in several retail pharmacies and health centers around the Omaha-metro.
NebMed will provide vaccinations by appointment at:
- Eagle Run Health Center, located at 132nd Street and West Maple Road
- Fontenelle Health Center, located at 50th Street and Ames Avenue
- Girls Inc. Health Center, located at 45th Street and West Maple Road
- Old Market Health Center, located at 13th and Leavenworth streets
- Village Pointe Health Center, located at 175th and Burke streets
For those looking for walk-in appointments, Pfizer vaccinations will be available at these outpatient pharmacies:
- Bellevue Health Center, located at 25th Street and Highway 370, will offer vaccinations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; and from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays
- Durham Outpatient Center, located at 45th and Emile streets, will offer vaccinations from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. weekdays; and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the weekends
Novavax vaccinations are available at these outpatient pharmacies:
- Lauritzen Outpatient Center, located at 40th and Leavenworth streets, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays
- UNL Health Center, located at 550 N. 19th St. in Lincoln, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m.-noon
Pfizer vaccinations for children ages 6-12 are available at Lauritzen Outpatient Center, located at 40th and Leavenworth streets, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.
SOUTH OMAHA: Testing and vaccinations are available at OneWorld, located at 4920 S. 30th St. Call 402-734-4110 to make an appointment for vaccinating anyone age 12 and older.
CHARLES DREW HEALTH CENTER: Call 402-451-3553 to schedule an appointment.
CHURCH CLINIC: Metropolitan Community Chuch of Omaha will host a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. No ID is required, but a parent or guardian must be present at the clinic with teens ages 12-18.
MCC FORT OMAHA: Vaccinations also will be distributed Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Metropolitan Community College’s Fort Omaha campus, located at 5300 N. 30th St. Appointments will be made through the county’s vaccination registry.
TOTAL WELLNESS: DCHD has been working with Total Wellness, located at 9320 H Court, to establish a vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
VETERANS: Any eligible veterans can obtain COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters at the Omaha VA Medical Center’s COVID-19 vaccination clinics’ walk-in hours from 8 a.m.-2:45 p.m. weekdays. Appointments can also be scheduled online.
Sarpy/Cass health district
The Sarpy/Cass Health Department has lists scheduled vaccination clinics for all COVID-19 vaccine doses, including pediatric and infant doses, in its health district, noting that most are by appointment.
The health department offers the first and second doses of Pfizer and Modern vaccines, Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) single doses, and booster doses of all three vaccines.
To make an appointment, call 833-998-2275 or 531-249-1873.
The health department offers immunization clinics at Midlands Medical Building One, located at 11109 S 84th St, Suite 1820, in Papillion, NE 68046
- 4-7 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month
- 9 a.m.-noon on the second, third, and fourth Thursdays of the month
The Pottawattamie County Public Health Department no longer hosts COVID-19 vaccination clinics, instead urging residents to receive their shots at area pharmacies.
Free take-home test kits are available at:
- Pottawattamie County Public Health Department office, located at 600 S. Fourth St., Suite 100, in Council Bluffs
- All Care Health Center, located at 902 S. Sixth St. in Council Bluffs
- Super Saver Pharmacy, located at 1411 N Broadway in Council Bluffs
- CHI Health Clinics
- Methodist Health Clinics
- Avoca Journal-Herald Newspaper
- City Halls in Carson, Carter Lake, Macedonia, Oakland, Treynor, Underwood, and Walnut
Three Rivers health district
Three Rivers Public Health Department has walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics at:
- Children ages 6 months to 4 years: From 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Three Rivers office at 2400 N. Lincoln Ave. in Fremont.
- Ages 5 and older: From 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays at the Three Rivers office at 2400 N. Lincoln Ave. in Fremont.
- In Wahoo: The Three Rivers clinic in Lake Wanahoo, located at 1320 E. 31st St., is open to walk-ins from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of the month.