Lancaster County COVID-19 update, variants on the rise
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Today, LLCHD reports 45 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the community total to 30,625.
A total of 38 COVID variants have been identified within the county, nearly 75% of the cases are the UK variant.
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The total number of deaths remains at 232.
More than 27,500 people have recovered from the virus and nearly 263,760 vaccines have been administered.
The weekly positivity rate is 6.6%.
Twenty-nine COVID patients are hospitalized (19 are Lancaster County residents). One patient is on a ventilator.
This week’s large-scale public clinics (others may be added):
- Wednesday, April 21, first-dose drive-thru clinic at Gateway Mall at the garages of the former Sears store.
- Friday, April 23, Pinnacle Bank Arena – first and second doses
- Saturday, April 24, Pinnacle Bank Arena – First doses
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