COVID-19 Risk Dial to remain in mid-orange

The decision was made to keep the dial in mid-orange due to the COVID-19 positivity rate remaining high. 
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Director Pat Lopez announced the COVID-19 Risk Dial will remain in mid-orange.

The decision was made to keep the dial in mid-orange due to the COVID-19 positivity rate remaining high.

During the press conference, Lopez urged Lancaster County residents to get their vaccines and booster shots with the new variant, Omicron, becoming a concern.

Children ages 5-11 began receiving their second doses. Lopez says, 4.7% of children ages 5-11 are fully vaccinated, while 23% have at least received their first dose.

According to Lopez, 16 people have died of COVID-19 in Lancaster County since the beginning of November.

Dr. James Nora spoke about vaccines and hospital capacity during the press conference.

Nora says local hospitals are, “absolutely packed” and with no extra space, people wait to be treated in the hallways. Along with Lopez, Nora urged Lancaster County residents to get their vaccines and booster doses.

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