The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department on Saturday announced that one more resident has died from COVID-19, a woman in her 90s who was hospitalized. The total number of deaths in Lancaster County is now 208. On behalf of the City, Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird expresses condolences to her family and friends.
LLCHD reports 49 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 27,104.
Visit lincoln.ne.gov/COVID19dashboard to access a dashboard that summarizes Lancaster County COVID-19 data.
An online COVID-19 vaccine registration form for Lancaster County residents is now available at COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov. So far, about 70,700 residents have registered. Those who do not have online access or who need assistance may call LLCHD’s COVID-19 hotline 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.
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. Those who experience any of these symptoms or who have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 to are urged to be tested immediately. The testing process begins with a free online risk assessment available at BryanHealth.com, CHIHealth.com or TestNebraska.com.