2 deaths, 200+ COVID-19 cases reported in Lancaster County

Officials announced two more Lancaster County residents have died from COVID-19. 
Lincoln Mayor's Coronavirus Press Conference

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Officials announced two more Lancaster County residents have died from COVID-19.

The deaths bring the community total total 61.

Both people were women in their 70s and 80s.

Officials say one was in a nursing home and the other was hospitalized.

An additional 202 coronavirus cases were also reported Monday, bringing the total to 13,077.

Recoveries also increased slightly from 4,673 to 4,711.

The overall positivity rate increased to 11.3%, but the positivity rate for the previous week was nearly three times as high.

A total of 136 people were hospitalized with the virus in Lancaster County on Monday. Of those, 52 were from Lancaster County.

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.  ment: Autumn Ridge at 402-435-5300 and South West Family at 402-420-1300.

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