160+ new cases of COVID-19 following Christmas holiday

Covid 19 Update (2)

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department announced on Saturday 162 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 since Christmas Day.

This brings the community total to 21,816 cases. The number of deaths remains at 146.

The county risk dial remains in the red position, indicating a severe risk of the virus spreading in the community.

The health department continues to encourage the community members to do the following:

  • Stay at home unless traveling for work, school, food or medical care or to check on others who may need assistance.
  • Work from home if possible.
  • Wear a face mask when interacting with anyone outside of your household.
  • Stay at least six feet away from anyone outside of your household.
  • Avoid gatherings.
  • Only visit businesses and participate in activities where public health guidelines are observed.  The guidelines include mask wearing, physical distancing and capacity limits.
  • Follow travel guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control at cdc.gov.

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

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