Nearly 90 New Cases of COVID In Lincoln/Lancaster County

(KFOR NEWS  April 8, 2021)  A COVID-19 update from the Lincoln/Lancaster County Health Department for Wednesday, April 7th:

Lab-confirmed cases reported today: 86

Total number of cases: 29,995

Deaths reported today: 0

Total number of deaths: 228

Recoveries: 26,871

Weekly positivity rate:

  • March 27 through April 2:  4.9 percent
  • April 3 through 7:  no data

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 23 with 19 from Lancaster County (one on a ventilator) and four from other communities (none on ventilators).

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

Vaccinations administered:

  • Initiated vaccinations (first doses):  119,316
  • Completed vaccinations (second doses and J&J vaccine):  73,836

This week’s large-scale clinics:

  • Wednesday, April 7, Pinnacle Bank Arena – first doses for residents age 49 and older
  • Thursday, April 8, Pinnacle Bank Arena – second doses for residents age 63 and older, educators, and childcare providers
  • Friday, April 9, Pinnacle Bank Arena – second doses for residents age 63 and older, educators, and childcare providers
  • Saturday, April 10, Pinnacle Bank Arena – first dose clinic for manufacturing and food service workers

Registration:  An online COVID-19 vaccine registration form for Lancaster County residents is available at  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, or

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.

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

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