Health Officials Report Three New COVID-19 Cases In Lincoln

LINCOLN–(News Release/KFOR Apr. 13)–Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced that three new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lincoln, bringing the community’s total to 55. The cases are three men, two in their 50s and one in his 40s. LLCHD is investigating.

LLCHD is now monitoring 75 individuals. Lancaster County reports one death, 1673 negative tests and 55 positives with 15 cases pending at the Nebraska Public Health Lab. There are now 815 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nebraska and 17 deaths.

The Mayor and LLCHD will hold a briefing at 3:30 p.m. TODAY, Monday, April 13. You can hear the news conference LIVE on KFOR FM103.3/1240AM and at kfornow.com.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. Those who experience these symptoms should self-quarantine and call their health care providers for recommended follow up before visiting. If you need help accessing care, contact the Health Department at 402-441-8006. Do not go to the emergency room unless it is essential.

Those prioritized for testing remain healthcare workers; public safety personnel; residents and employees of nursing homes and group homes; those attending or working at daycares; and people over 60 or those with underlying health conditions. Those who have no symptoms do not need to contact your health provider to be tested. Do not go to urgent care, the emergency room, or a doctor’s office to get a COVID-19 test. Those test kits and medical personnel must be reserved for individuals in the prioritized categories.

The latest information on local coronavirus response is available COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov and health.lincoln.ne.gov. LLCHD has established a hotline at 402-441-8006 for questions on COVID-19.