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    Hospital Capacity

    Note about the source of data:

    The data displayed for the Hospital Capacity metrics are reported directly by facilities that are required by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to regularly report.  The data received are aggregated and not identifiable. 

    Note about the Hospital Capacity metrics:

    As provided by the hospital facilities, the beds are classified as Medical/Surgical or Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and split between Adult and Pediatric beds.  Adult beds are ages 19 and older.  Pediatric beds are ages zero to 18.  The number of patients currently occupying a bed type are split between non-COVID patients or COVID-confirmed. The occupied percentage represents the number of beds occupied as a percent of the staffed beds in that category.  The available percent is the number of beds available as a percent of the staffed beds in that category. The numbers provided are what the facilities reported in the previous day.

    Note about the Local Health Department (LHD) Statistics Map:

    The data displayed on the LHD map are the percentage of occupied staffed beds by Medical/Surgical or Intensive Care Unit and split between Adult and Pediatric beds for the selected local health department region. Adult beds are ages 19 and older.  Pediatric beds are ages zero to 18. The number of patients currently occupying a bed type are split between non-COVID patients or COVID confirmed. The occupied percentage is the number of beds occupied as a percentage of the staffed beds in that category.  The available percent represents the number of beds available as a percent of the staffed beds in that category. The numbers provided are what the facilities reported in the prior day. Additionally, this information does not represent the amount of people hospitalized who reside in that local health department as patients often are hospitalized outside of their resident county.

     

    Population

    Note about the source of data:

    Population data is based on the U.S Census American Community Survey (2018) Demographic and Housing Estimates. For more information regarding U.S. Census data, please go to this link: https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs.

     

    COVID-19 Cases

    Note on surveillance data and counts by date: 

    These data are provisional and subject to change. Data are updated Monday through Friday around 10:00 am for data through the prior calendar day. As local public health departments and laboratories identify new information about cases, there will be corrections that result in changes to these data. Changes may include a small increase or decrease in cumulative counts, counts on prior days, or counts by Local Health Department (LHD).

    Note on total tests:

    Includes the total number of tests performed in Nebraska by date the specimen was collected on Nebraska and non-Nebraska residents. Individuals who live out of state are included and can include multiple tests for an individual.  This same logic is applied to the cumulative reporting.

    Note on reported positive cases:

    A positive case is defined as a person with a COVID-19 positive laboratory result (both PCR and antigen). Positive cases are reported to state and local health departments as soon as results are available. Case counts are presented based on the date the specimen was collected. Case counts may differ slightly from day to day or may change for prior days as public health investigations identify new information. 

    Note on reported deaths: 

    Death information is compiled from several sources. Some deaths may be reported locally by health care providers, hospitals, medical examiners/coroners, local health departments, or others before they are included in the statewide count. Death classifications have changed throughout the pandemic. Currently, CDC recommends defining “confirmed" and “probable" deaths. Deaths that are recorded as COVID deaths on the death certificates AND that had a positive PCR test result are considered confirmed COVID Deaths. Only confirmed COVID deaths are counted in Nebraska statewide totals.

    Deaths that are recorded as COVID deaths on the death certificates AND that had a positive result on an antigen test are considered Probable COVID Deaths.  Additionally, deaths that are recorded as COVID deaths on the death certificates that do not have a positive test result are also considered Probable COVID Deaths.  The counts of these additional COVID death classifications will be updated on a monthly basis here:

    Probable COVID Deaths Last Updated 10/1/2021

    • Death Certificate and positive Antigen test: 412
    • Death Certificate only: 0 (Validation in Progress)

    Note on case rate: 

    The popup on the Statistics Map shows the number of new cases each county has had during the previous 14 days per 100,000 population. The darker the color on the map, the more cases per 100,000 population that county have been identified. The statewide case rate is calculated in the same manner and provided for comparison.

    Note on race and ethnicity data:

    Cumulative positive cases, hospitalizations, and deaths by race and ethnicity are calculated using case investigation data. Race and ethnicity categories are the same as those used by the U.S. Census Bureau. 

    Note on unknown demographic data:

    For Age, Gender, Ethnicity, and Race demographics, the unknown values for each one are not displayed on the cumulative distribution case graphs.  The reason these data are reported is to provide a better insight into comparing a specific category, such as Positive Cases, Hospitalizations, or Deaths, within a demographic. On average, the below table provides the range of percentages of a total category and demographic that is unknown to the state:

     Unknown AgeUnknown GenderUnknown RaceUnknown Ethnicity
    Cases0-0.5%1.5-2.0%22-28%26-34%
    Hospitalization0%0-0.5%13-16%18-20%
    Death0%0-0.5%10-12%22-24%

    Note on Percent Positivity: 

    This percentage is derived using the total number of positive tests performed that is divided by the total number of tests performed each week (Saturday through Sunday). Tests are collated according to the date the specimen was collected; therefore the historical data will fluctuate due to the dependency upon when the test is reported. This number includes all tests, both antigen and PCR, performed in Nebraska on both Nebraska residents and out-of-state individuals. A person can be tested more than one time. This value is updated on Mondays.

     

    COVID-19 Vaccinations

    Numbers by age, gender, ethnicity, and race only include state wide data, not federal entity data. 

    Note on surveillance data and counts by date: 

    These data are provisional and subject to change. Data are updated Monday through Friday around 10:00 a.m. for data through the prior calendar day. As providers administer additional vaccinations, additional corrections that result in changes, which may include small increases or decreases in cumulative counts, counts on prior days, or counts by local health department, will be added.

    Note on Allocations: 

    Vaccine doses are separately allocated by the CDC to either Nebraska DHHS providers or the Federal Vaccine Program (FVP) providers. The FVP providers include Long-Term Care, Retail Pharmacy, and Federal Entity programs. Federal Entity programs include the Department of Defense, Indian Health Service, and Veteran Health. 

    Note on Total Allocations: 

    This number includes the total combined number of vaccine doses the CDC allocated to both Nebraska DHHS and FVP providers.

    Note on Total Vaccinations Administered: 

    This number includes all vaccinations given at Nebraska locations both to Nebraska residents and non-Nebraska residents who received a vaccination at a Nebraska location. This number includes doses administered by Nebraska DHHS and FVP providers.

    Note on Allocated Doses Administered:

    This number represents the combined percentage of all Nebraska DHHS and FVP vaccine doses administered compared to the total number of vaccines allocated to Nebraska DHHS and FVP providers.  

    Note on People Partially Vaccinated:

    This number includes Nebraska residents who have received only the 1st dose of a vaccine that requires 2 doses. This number includes doses administered by both Nebraska DHHS and FVP providers.

    Note on Population Partially Vaccinated:

    This number represents the percentage of Nebraska residents who have received only the 1st dose of a vaccine that requires 2 doses, compared to the total number of residents who are eligible to be vaccinated in Nebraska. This number includes doses administered by Nebraska DHHS and FVP providers.

    Note on People Fully Vaccinated: 

    This number includes Nebraska residents who have received either a single-dose vaccination or both doses of a vaccine that requires 2 doses. This number includes doses administered by Nebraska DHHS and FVP providers.

    Note on Population Fully Vaccinated:

    This number is the percentage of Nebraska residents who have received either a single-dose vaccination or both doses of a vaccine that requires two doses, compared to the total number of residents who are eligible to be vaccinated in Nebraska. It includes doses administered by Nebraska DHHS and FVP providers. The eligible population total is based on the U.S Census American Community Survey (2018) Demographic and Housing Estimates. For more information regarding U.S. Census data, please go to this link: https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs.

    Note on Daily New Vaccines Administered:

    This is the total number of all administered vaccinations (Nebraska DHHS and FVP) as of the date the information was received for Nebraska and non-Nebraska residents who have received a vaccine dose at a Nebraska location. This number does NOT include federal entity administration numbers as they have not been made available yet.

    Note on Age Calculations: 

    Age for population vaccinated is based on their age as of the date of the report to more accurately reflect the current age of vaccinated individuals in the state. This number is provided in order to more accurately reflect the current age of vaccinated individuals in the state. Age is calculated for both partially and fully vaccinated individuals by birth month, day, and year. This number does NOT include federal entity data as they have not yet been made available.

    Note on Race and Ethnicity Data:

    DHHS uses the same race and ethnicity categories as those used by the U.S. Census Bureau. This number does NOT include Federal Entity data as they have not yet been made available.

    Note on Unknown Demographic Data:

    For age, gender, race, and ethnicity demographics, the unknown values for each category are not displayed on the cumulative vaccination graphs in order to provide a better insight for comparing a specific categories within a demographic. On average, the below table provides a range of percentages for categories and demographics that are unknown to the state.

      Unknown AgeUnknown GenderUnknown RaceUnknown Ethnicity
    Vaccination0-0.5%1%4%6%

     

    Contact

    Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

    http://dhhs.ne.gov/coronavirus

    Information Line: (402) 552-6645