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Health & Medicine

First Of Two MMUs Arrives In Douglas County To Battle COVID-19

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Douglas County has a new tool against COVID-19: a mobile medical unit that’s the first of two arriving this month, according to commissioners.

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The 45-foot, 35,000 pound vehicle was purchased with federal CARES Act Grant money for rural health initiatives.

Dubbed “MOBILE ONE”, this unit -and the other- will be administered by Aviva Health. Both feature medical clinics with reception areas and outfitted patient rooms.  Staff expect to bring health services and testing to high-need areas of Douglas County. 

One will be used as a cough and fever clinic, while the other will become a COVID-19 vaccination clinic. 

As of noon today (12/3) Douglas County has pushed past the 1,000 mark with 1,010 cases. November saw 589 cases in the county, which makes up over 61% percent of total COVID cases since the first one was reported in early March. 

19 people have also died in Douglas County from COVID-19 this year.

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