Lancaster County nearing 900 COVID-19 cases | 6th death reported

Officials on Monday reported the sixth COVID-19 death in Lancaster County. 
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Officials on Monday reported the sixth COVID-19 death in Lancaster County.

The patient was known to be positive for the virus, had been hospitalized for more than a week and had underlying health conditions, officials said.

An additional 90 cases were also announced Monday, bringing the community total to 889. The county’s positivity rate is down to 8.4%.

Officials reported 42 patients in Lancaster County hospitals – half are whom are Lancaster County residents.

Health officials encourage residents to continue to stay home if possible, to wear face coverings, and to wash their hands frequently.  Those at risk of complications from COVID-19 should continue to stay away from others.

Officials also urge those with symptoms of COVID-19 to get tested.  Symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, repeated shaking with chills, repeated muscle pain, headache, sore throat or new loss of taste or smell.

Those who experience these symptoms are urged to access drive-through testing offered by Bryan Health and CHI Health St. Elizabeth.  Residents begin this process with a free online risk assessment available at and

If testing is recommended, individuals will be given an order and referred to one of the testing sites.  Only those with an order and referral from Bryan Health or CHI Health St. Elizabeth, or an order from their doctor are permitted at the drive-through sites.  Those who need assistance may contact the Health Department at 402-441-8006.

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