Lincoln, NE (December 30, 2020) Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) today announced that two more residents have died from COVID-19. The total number of deaths in Lancaster County is now 152.
The deaths included a man in his 60s who was hospitalized and a woman in her 60s in hospice care.
LLCHD reports 225 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 22,461.
Visit COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov to access a dashboard that summarizes Lancaster County COVID-19 data. LLCHD also released the following information today:
Recoveries: up from 6,601 to 6,730
Weekly positivity rate:
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 102 with 63 from Lancaster County (four on ventilators) and 39 from other communities (two on ventilators).
The COVID-19 Risk Dial is in the red position indicating a severe risk of the virus spreading. Residents are advised to follow these recommendations to protect themselves and others:
Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, shortness of breath, repeated shaking with chills, repeated muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell. If you have symptoms, please get tested. Testing is now open to all Lancaster County residents by appointment only.
The testing process begins with a free online risk assessment available at BryanHealth.com, CHIHealth.com or TestNebraska.com. Drive through test sites include:
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