(KFOR NEWS April 30, 2021) Seven additional COVID-19 variant cases have been confirmed in Lancaster County – all are B.1.1.7 also known as the U.K. variant. The variants were identified through special testing at the Nebraska Public Health Lab, and LLCHD is currently investigating. Variants can spread more easily and quickly and they can lead to more cases of COVID-19.
A total of 57 cases of COVID-19 variants have now been identified in Lancaster County:
Lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported: 46
Total number of cases: 30,915
Deaths reported today: 0
Total number of deaths: 232
Weekly positivity rate:
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 29 with 20 from Lancaster County (one on a ventilator) and 9 from other communities (one on a ventilator).
Risk Dial: low-yellow, moderate risk of COVID-19 spread and impact in the community
This week’s large-scale clinics (subject to change):
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