5 new COVID-19 deaths reported in Lancaster County

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

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

The people were identified as a man and three women in their 80s in long-term care facilities, and a man in his 40s who was hospitalized.

The total number of COVID-19 deaths for the county is now at 79.

Officials also reported 184 new virus cases, bringing the community total to 16,821.

Recoveries also increased from 5,119 to 5,171. 

The weekly positivity rate so far is 39.4%.

A total of 177 people were hospitalized with the virus in county hospitals. Of those, 90 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.  If you have symptoms, please get tested.  Testing is now open to all Lancaster County residents by appointment only.

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