(KFOR NEWS May 11, 2021) 15 more variant cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Lancaster County, bringing the total number of cases of 85. All the latest cases are B.1.1.7 also known as the U.K. variant. Variants can spread more easily and quickly and they can lead to more cases of COVID-19.
FROM THE LINCOLN/LANCASTER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT:
Lab-confirmed cases reported Monday: 6
Total number of cases: 31,184
Deaths reported Monday: 0
Total number of deaths: 232
Weekly positivity rate:
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 31 with 23 from Lancaster County (one on a ventilator) and eight 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 public clinics (subject to change):
Registration: Residents age 16 and older are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine, and appointments are available for this week. Residents can complete the quick and simple registration process and then schedule an appointment to get vaccinated at COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov. Residents who are already in the registration system will be contacted to schedule an appointment.
Those who do not have online access or who need assistance with registration or scheduling may call LLCHD’s COVID-19 hotline at 402-441-8006 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
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:
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.
For more information, visit COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov or call the Health Department hotline at 402-441-8006.
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