COVID-19 update for Lincoln/Lancaster County

Officials on Monday announced an update on the status of COVID-19 in Lincoln and Lancaster County. 
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Officials on Monday announced an update on the status of COVID-19 in Lincoln and Lancaster County.

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced 15 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the community total to 1,487.  The number of deaths in the community remains at 10.

Recoveries: 417 up from 330 on Friday

Overall positivity rate: 

Lancaster County – down to 7 percent from 7.2 percent Friday

State – down to 12.2 percent from 12.5 percent on Friday

National – down to 10.9 percent from 12 percent on Friday

 Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: decreased from 26 on Friday to 24 today, with 13 Lancaster County residents (four on ventilators), and 11 from other communities (two 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.

If you have symptoms, please get tested.  Begin the process with a free online risk assessment available at BryanHealth.com and CHIHealth.com.  Testing is by appointment only. Bryan Health offers drive-through testing at LifePointe, 7501 S. 27th Street.  CHI Health St. Elizabeth offers drive-through testing site at North Star High School, 5801 N. 33rd Street.

Test Nebraska will be at Lincoln at North Star High School, 5801 N. 33rd St., from 8 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, June 16.  Testing is now open to all Lancaster County residents. Testing is by appointment only.  Begin the process with a free online risk assessment at TestNebraska.com.

The COVID-19 Risk Dial is at “Yellow,” indicating a moderate risk of the virus spreading.  Residents are advised to follow these recommendations to protect themselves and others:

  • Consider staying at home most of the time, with caution for non-essential travel and work
  • Distance at least six feet from anyone outside the home
  • Cautious expansion of interactions with others, outdoor activities preferred
  • Gatherings only with modifications for COVID-19
  • Events only within guidance by the Health Department
  • Face coverings continued to be recommended to be used around other people
  • Continue to wash hands regularly, disinfect highly touched surfaces and monitor for illness

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