Lancaster County COVID-19 And Vaccine Update for March 14th

(KFOR NEWS  March 15, 2021)  The following is the latest report from the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department: 

Lab-confirmed cases reported Sunday:  28

Total number of cases: 28,829

Deaths reported today: 0

Total number of deaths: 224

Recoveries: 15,227

Weekly positivity rate:

  • February 28 through March 6:  18.1 percent
  • March 7 through 13:  21.3 percent

Risk Dial:  mid-yellow, moderate risk of COVID-19 spread

Total vaccine doses administered: 115,424 (Yesterday’s total of 119,071 was incorrect.  Some doses were counted twice.)

  • First doses: 74,020
  • Second doses: 41,404

Last week’s clinics:

  • Monday, March 8, Pinnacle Bank Arena – nearly 8,000 first doses for residents age 65 and older
  • Tuesday, March 9, North Star High School – more than 3,000 first doses for educators
  • Thursday, March 11, Speedway Village – more than 3,500 second doses for residents age 73 and older
  • Friday, March 12, Speedway Village – more than 3,500 first doses for residents age 65 and older

Registration:  An online COVID-19 vaccine registration form for Lancaster County residents is available at COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov.  Those who do not have online access or who need assistance may call LLCHD’s COVID-19 hotline at 402-441-8006 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays to register.  The vaccine is not yet available for the general public.  As vaccine doses become available, those who are registered will be given an appointment to be vaccinated. Appointments for vaccinations are dependent on vaccine supply and are not related to the order in which people register.

Testing: The process begins with a free online risk assessment available at BryanHealth.com, CHIHealth.com or TestNebraska.com.

Drive-through testing is available from:

  • CHI Health St. Elizabeth: Autumn Ridge Family Medicine, 5000 North 26th St. and Southwest Family Health, 1240 Aries Drive.  Call either site to schedule an appointment: Autumn Ridge, 402-435-5300 and South West Family, 402-420-1300.
  • Test Nebraska: Gateway Mall, 6100 “O” St., north parking lot of the former Sears store.  Tests are conducted from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 402-207-9377

Testing is also available without an appointment at the three Bryan Urgent Care locations, 7501 S. 27th St., 5901 N. 27th St. and 4333 S. 86th St. To check wait times, call 402-481-6343.

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