Lancaster County COVID-19 risk dial remains in orange as cases continue to drop

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – COVID-19 cases in Lancaster County took a steep drop in comparison to last week, while hospitalizations slightly rose.

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department announced Tuesday that the COVID-19 risk dial would stay in low orange for the fifth straight week.

Back on July 12, the risk dial was moved into orange, which indicates a high risk of virus spread.

The health department reported 528cases last week, which is down from 618 the week before.

Hospitalizations saw a slight increase, with the seven-day rolling average going from 34 last week to 40 on Tuesday.

The health department’s wastewater surveillance also showed an increase in virus particles over the past week.

Upcoming vaccination clinics and locations can be found at covid19.lincoln.ne.gov.

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