COVID-19 update for Lancaster County, LPS

Officials on Thursday announced 166 new cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Officials on Thursday announced 166 new cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County.

The new cases bring the total to 9,330 since the pandemic begna.

Recoveries and deaths remained unchanged at 4,024 and 45 respectively.

The positivity rate increased slightly from 9.1% to 9.2%, but remained lower than the state average of 11.2%.

A total of 71 people – 42 from Lancaster County – were hospitalized Thursday with the virus.

Hospitals reported a total of 10 people 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.

An additional 37 Lincoln Public Schools students tested positive for the virus in the past week, according to the district COVID dashboard.

To date, 250 students have tested positive.

Additionally, 31 staff members tested positive (165 total) and 143 staff members are isolating or quarantining.

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