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Eleventh COVID-19 Death Reported In Lincoln

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Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced Tuesday that an 11th resident has died from COVID-19 in Lincoln.  Nine lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lincoln today, bringing the community total to 1,632.

Health Director Pat Lopez said that the individual was a male in his 60s who was hospitalized.  Mayor Gaylor Baird expressed condolences to his family and friends on behalf of the City.

 

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 511 to 545

Overall positivity rate: 

Lancaster County – remains at 6.8 percent

State – remains at 11.4 percent

National – remains at 10.3 percent

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients:

down from 26 Friday to 20 today, with 12 Lancaster County residents (five on ventilators), and eight from other communities (none on ventilators).

 

Reminder: 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.  Begin the process with a free online risk assessment available at BryanHealth.com and CHIHealth.com.  Testing is by appointment only. Bryan Health offers drive-through testing at LifePointe, 7501 S. 27th Street.  CHI Health St. Elizabeth offers drive-through testing site at North Star High School, 5801 N. 33rd Street.

Test Nebraska will be at Lincoln at North Star High School, 5801 N. 33rd St., until 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 23.  Testing is now open to all Lancaster County residentsTesting is by appointment only.  Begin the process with a free online risk assessment at TestNebraska.com.

The COVID-19 Risk Dial is at “Yellow,” indicating a moderate risk of the virus spreading.  Residents are advised to follow these recommendations to protect themselves and others:

  • Consider staying at home most of the time, with caution for non-essential travel and work
  • Distance at least six feet from anyone outside the home
  • Cautious expansion of interactions with others, outdoor activities preferred
  • Gatherings only with modifications for COVID-19
  • Events only within guidance by the Health Department
  • Face coverings continued to be recommended to be used around other people
  • Continue to wash hands regularly, disinfect highly touched surfaces and monitor for illness

For more information, visit COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov or call the Health Department hotline at 402-441-8006.



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