Additional case of COVID-19 confirmed in Lincoln | Total now at 32

An additional lab-confirmed case of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has been reported in Lincoln. 
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An additional lab-confirmed case of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has been reported in Lincoln.

The new case brings the total for Lincoln and Lancaster County to 32. Health officials say 11 of those are considered community spread cases.

Two of the 13 cases announced Monday are hospitalized, officials said, with their source of exposure still under investigation.

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department is now monitoring 112 individuals.  Lancaster County reports 1,041 negative tests with 17 cases pending at the Nebraska Public Health Lab.

There are now 435 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nebraska and 10 deaths.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, sore throat and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.  Those who experience these symptoms should self-quarantine and call their health care providers for recommended follow up before visiting. If you need help accessing care, contact the Health Department at 402-441-8006. Do not go to the emergency room unless it is essential.

Those prioritized for testing remain healthcare workers; public safety personnel; residents and employees of nursing homes and group homes; those attending or working at daycares; and people over 60 or those with underlying health conditions. Those who have no symptoms do not need to contact your health provider to be tested. Do not go to urgent care, the emergency room, or a doctor’s office to get a COVID-19 test. Those test kits and medical personnel must be reserved for individuals in the prioritized categories.

Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird is expected to announce more information at her daily press briefing at 3:30.

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