‘A somber moment for our community’: Officials release more details on Lincoln’s first COVID-19 death

City officials are releasing more details about Lincoln's first COVID-19-related death. 
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City officials are releasing more details about Lincoln’s first COVID-19-related death.

The victim was a man in his 50s, who health officials said had an underlying health condition and was in the hospital. His family and close contacts are in self-quarantine.

“This is a somber moment for our community,” Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird said. “On behalf of eveyrone who calls Lincoln home, I offer our deepest sympathy.”

Lancaster County now sits at 39 lab-confirmed cases, which includes five that were announced Wednesday. More than 1,100 people have tested negative. An additional 100 people are being monitored for symptoms.

There are 18 cases of community spread, 18 that are travel-related and three that are still under investigation.

Officials plan to release more data about local positive cases on Thursday, said the 30-49 age bracket has had the most tests and cases. That bracket includes many healthcare workers and first responders, which may be the reason for the tests.



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