Lancaster County releases COVID-19 recovery data | 4th death announced

Health officials on Wednesday released COVID-19 recovery data for the first time in Lancaster County. 
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Health officials on Wednesday released COVID-19 recovery data for the first time in Lancaster County.

According to the county’s data dashboard, 63 people have recovered from the virus.

Additionally, 23 new cases on Wednesday brought the community total to 688. A total of 82 cases have reported this week.

Lincoln officials also reported the fourth coronavirus-related death in Lancaster County

Additional details are expected to be released during Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird’s afternoon briefing.

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 BryanHealth.com and CHIHealth.com.

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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