Lancaster County COVID-19 risk dial unchanged for third straight week

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Lancaster County’s COVID-19 risk dial is remaining in mid-yellow for the third consecutive week.

The health department made the decision based on weekly case counts and hospitalizations.

Officials say they have seen an increase in virus particles in the wastewater.  The positivity rate has also increased from 12.3% to 16.1%.

But cases held steady, dropping slightly to 417 cases from 422 the week before.

Only one COVID-19 death has been reported in May.

On Tuesday, the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department reported 53 COVID-19 cases and 23 hospitalizations in the county.

The risk dial last increased on May 17, when it went from low-yellow to mid-yellow.

See also: Lancaster COVID-19 risk dial increases for second week in a row

More information on upcoming vaccination clinics can be found at covid19.lincoln.ne.gov.

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