Lancaster County COVID cases pass 10,000 mark

No new deaths reported this week and death count stands at 45
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topLINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – November 3 will mark more than an election day in Lancaster County, it will also be remembered as the day we passed 10,000 cases of COVID in our community.

The number of confirmed cases stands at 10,061 after 144 lab-confirmed cases were added to the total.

The overall positivity rate in Lancaster County is at 9.6%, up from 9.5%. Statewide the positivity rate is at 12.1%, both above the national average of 7.6%.

You can see more results on the COVID-19 Dashboard provided by the county.

In the hospital community, 81 COVID patients are being treated. 41 are from Lancaster County and five of them are on ventilators.

Symptoms of COVID include chills, fever, cough, trouble breathing, sore throat, and loss of taste and/or smell. You should get a test if you have any symptoms.

For more information, visit COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov or call the Health Department hotline at 402-441-8006.

Lancaster County has this information for anyone wanting a test:

The testing process begins with a free online risk assessment available at BryanHealth.com, CHIHealth.com, or TestNebraska.com. Drive through test sites include:
• Bryan Health: Former Graham Tire Store, northeast corner of 19th & “O” streets.
• Test Nebraska: Gateway Mall, 6100 “O” St., northwest corner of the mall. Test Nebraska’s hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.
• CHI Health St. Elizabeth: Autumn Ridge Family Medicine, 5000 North 26th St. and Southwest Family Health, 1240 Aries Drive. Call either site to schedule an appointment: Autumn Ridge at 402-435-5300 and South West Family at 402-420-1300.

The COVID-19 Risk Dial is at “Elevated Orange,” indicating a high risk of the virus spreading. Residents are advised to follow these recommendations to protect themselves and others:
• Limit activities outside the home, unless for work, school, medical care, or food.
• Work from home when possible.
• Stay at least six feet from anyone outside the home.
• Face masks should be worn by those over two years old when indoors and when unable to physical distance.
• Avoid large gatherings.
• Attend small gatherings and events only with modifications such as physical distancing, face masks, etc.
• Follow CDC Travel Guidelines available at cdc.gov.

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