Methodist in the Media

COVID Hospitalizations Up in Nebraska and Iowa

Published: June 3, 2022

COVID-19 hospital cases are up from about three weeks ago and remain steady in Nebraska and Iowa. The Douglas County Health Department reports that 79 people are in the hospital, with one pediatric case. Those numbers also include Council Bluffs and Missouri Valley. At this time last year, there were about 30 people in the hospital.

Dr. Rudolf Kotula, a Methodist Physicians Clinic infectious disease specialist, calls the news "concerning." So what is fueling this trend?

"We are still in the middle of graduations, people are back at swimming pools, people are at all kinds of parties, people aren't wearing masks anymore," he said.

KMTV: COVID hospitalizations up in Nebraska and Iowa