Lancaster County breaks their COVID record, again


LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Again, Lancaster County tops their own record, reporting 109 confirmed cases of COVID-19 today.

This brings our community total to 6,641, according to the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD).

Sixty-seven patients are hospitalized due to COVID-19, 41 of which are Lancaster county residents (7 on ventilators).

The current death toll remains at 24, while the number of recoveries has risen to 2,587.

The overall positivity rate for the county continues to creep up, now at 8.6 percent.

Nebraska’s positivity rate remains at 9.8 percent.

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.

Categories: Coronavirus, Lancaster