Lincoln, NE (January 13, 2021) The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) today announced that two more residents have died from COVID-19. The deaths included a man and woman in their 80s who were hospitalized. The total number of deaths in Lancaster County is now 177.
LLCHD reports 144 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 24,705.
WHERE TO FIND HELP AND INFORMATION:
Visit lincoln.ne.gov/COVID19dashboard access a dashboard that summarizes Lancaster County COVID-19 data. LLCHD also released the following information today:
Recoveries: up from 8,163 to 8,326
Weekly positivity rate:
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 101 with 68 from Lancaster County (three on ventilators) and 33 from other communities (four 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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