Lancaster County COVID-19 update

With Saturday's additional COVID-19 cases, the community total is now over 29,000.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) reports 49 new cases of COVID-19. This brings the community total to 29,111.

The death toll remains at 224.

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More than 15,900 people have recovered from the virus, with more than 50,608 people have received their second dose of  the COVID vaccine. Nearly 2,800 residents over the age of 71 got their second shot during Wednesday’s mass vaccination clinic. On Thursday, more than 7,700 residents ages 63 and older got their first shot of the vaccine.

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The weekly positivity rate will now be calculated differently. LLCHD is now using the same formula as the state, by dividing the number of positive tests by the number of total tests taken. This week’s positivity rate is now 4.2%.


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