COVID-19 update for Sunday

The Lancaster county health department has announced 58 new COVID cases.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) –The Lincoln-Lancaster County health department has reported 58 new coronavirus cases for the community Sunday. This brings the new total to 8,112. The number of deaths remains at 35.

Lancaster county’s positivity rate is now at 8.8%. The number of recoveries for the county is up to 9,526.

 

Statewide, the total number of COVID-19 cases is at 57, 334 with recoveries at 38,629. There are also 320 active hospitalizations related to the coronavirus with 34% availability for hospital beds. The percent of available ICU beds is two percent lower at 32%

 

Below is a press release from the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department.

 

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced that 58 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 8,112.  The number of deaths in the community remains at 35.

Visit COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov to access a dashboard that summarizes Lancaster County COVID-19 data.

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.

The testing process begins with a free online risk assessment available at BryanHealth.com, CHIHealth.com or TestNebraska.com.  Drive through test sites include:

  • Bryan Health: Former Graham Tire Store, northeast corner of 19th and “O” streets.
  • CHI Health St. Elizabeth and Test Nebraska: Gateway Mall, 6100 “O” St., northwest corner of the mall.  Test Nebraska’s hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

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

  • Limit activities outside the home, unless for work, school, medical care, or food.
  • Work from home when possible.
  • Stay at least six feet from anyone outside the home.
  • Face masks should be worn by those over two years old when indoors and when unable to physical distance.
  • Avoid large gatherings.
  • Attend small gatherings and events only with modifications such as physical distancing, face masks, etc.
  • Follow CDC Travel Guidelines available at cdc.gov.

For more information, visit COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov or call the Health Department hotline at 402-441-8006.

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