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Lincoln Has One More Death From COVID-19 Today

Lincoln, NE (February 2, 2021) The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) today announced that one more resident has died from COVID-19.  The death was a man in his 70s who was hospitalized. The total number of deaths in Lancaster County is now 201.

LLCHD reports 91 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 26,880.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SOURCES:

Visit lincoln.ne.gov/COVID19dashboard to access a dashboard that summarizes Lancaster County COVID-19 data. LLCHD also released the following information today:

Recoveries: 10,487

Weekly positivity rate:

  • January 17 through 23:  26.7 percent
  • January 31 through February 2:  not available

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 55 with 38 from Lancaster County (none on ventilators) and 17 from other communities (two on ventilators).

Vaccine registrations: 68,250

An online COVID-19 vaccine registration form for Lancaster County residents is now 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. The registration is open to all County residents, but those who are in Phase1B – those age 65 and older and those with underlying medical conditions – are encouraged to register.

The COVID-19 Risk Dial is at mid-orange, indicating a high risk of the virus spreading.  Residents are advised to Avoid large gatherings.

  • Visit RecoverLNK.com for information on how local businesses are taking precautions to protect employees and customers.
  • Follow travel guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control at cdc.gov.

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:

  • Bryan Health: Former Graham Tire Store, northeast corner of 19th and “O” streets.  Tests are conducted from 8:45 to 11:15 a.m. Monday and 8:45 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday. This site is scheduled to close at the end of the day Friday, February 5.
  • 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.

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

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