53 COVID-19 cases reported in Lancaster County

The new cases bring the total number of reported cases for the community to 2,182. 
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Officials on Monday announced 53 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lincoln and Lancaster County.

The new cases bring the total number of reported cases for the community to 2,182.

Reported recoveries also increased from 740 on Friday to 756 on Monday. Officials say more recoveries are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

The number of deaths in the community remains at 13. The overall posivity rate also remained unchanged at 6.6%, below the state rate of 10% and national rate of 9.6%.

A total of 19 people were hospitalized for COVID-19 in Lancaster County on Monday. Nine of those are Lancaster County residents (two on ventilators).

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.

Officials are asking those with symptoms to get tested.  Begin the process with a free online risk assessment available at BryanHealth.com and CHIHealth.com.  Testing is by appointment only. Bryan Health offers drive-through testing at LifePointe, 7501 S. 27th Street.  CHI Health St. Elizabeth offers drive-through testing site at North Star High School, 5801 N. 33rd Street.

Test Nebraska will be in Lincoln at North Star High School, 5801 N. 33rd St. from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, July 14 through 17. Testing is now open to all Lancaster County residents. Testing is by appointment only.  Begin the process with a free online risk assessment at TestNebraska.com.

The COVID-19 Risk Dial is at “Orange,” indicating a high risk of the virus spreading.  Officials say residents are advised to follow these recommendations to protect themselves and others:

  • Stay home if possible.
  • Stay at least six feet away from others.
  • Wear face coverings.
  • Wash hands frequently.
  • Those at risk of complications from COVID-19 should continue to stay away from others.
Categories: Coronavirus