Another death from COVID-19 reported in Lancaster County

Since Monday, Lancaster County has had 19 people die from the virus.
Covid 19 Update (2)

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A high casualty week for Lancaster County, as the local health department reports an additional coronavirus death.

Since Monday, the community lost 19 people to COVID-19, according to the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD).

The individual was a man in his 80s who was in a long-term care facility.

The total number of COVID-19 deaths for the county, since the pandemic began, is now 93.

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Officials also reported 284 new virus cases, bringing the community total to 18,385.

So far, the weekly positivity rate is 33.9%.

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A total of 858 people are hospitalized with the virus in the State of Nebraska.

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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