3 COVID-19 deaths, hundreds of cases reported in Lancaster County

Officials on Monday announced three more Lancaster County residents have died from COVID-19. 
Covid 19 Update (2)

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

The people were identified as two women in their 90s and a man in his 70s.  Officials say all had been hospitalized.

A total of 70 deaths have been reported in the county since the pandemic began.

Officials also announced 309 new cases, bringing the community total to 14,835.

The 98 new cases reported Sunday were partial results, and Monday’s today’s total includes cases reported by midnight Sunday.

The positivity rate so far this week is 28%.

A total of 176 people (78 from Lancaster County) were hospitalized locally with the virus.

Reported recoveries increased to 4,987.

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.  If you have symptoms, please get tested.  Testing is now open to all Lancaster County residents by appointment only.

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