The North Bend Eagle


First Dodge County COVID-19 death reported

Published 5/20/20

FREMONT – Three Rivers Public Health Department reported Dodge County’s first death attributed to COVID-19 on Friday. The deceased was a woman in her 90s who had underlying conditions.

Saunders County, which has less than 10% of the reported cases of Dodge County, reported its first death on May 8, a male in his 70s with underlying conditions.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, underlying conditions for COVID-19 include lung disease, moderate to severe asthma, serious heart conditions, obesity, diabetes, kidney disease undergoing dialysis, liver disease and people who are immunocompromised from cancer treatments, smoking or other conditions.

Dodge County saw 105 positive COVID-19 tests in the last week, with 11 new cases in Saunders County. As of Monday morning, Three Rivers reported 444 medical beds were available in its three-county jurisdiction, with 137 beds being utilized by COVID-19 patients. Of the 374 ventilators available to area hospitals, 125 were in use, including 44 for confirmed COVID-19 patients.


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