Lancaster County’s COVID-19 risk dial moves down into green

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLN) – Lancaster County’s COVID-19 risk dial has moved into the green for the first time since May 2022, health officials announced Tuesday.

That means that the risk of COVID-19 spreading in the community is low.  The risk dial had been in the yellow for 11 straight weeks.

“We’ve seen significant improvement across several key indicators over the past several weeks,” Health Director Pat Lopez said in a press release. “With this progress, the risk dial has again reached green.”

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department said the three-week average of cases decreased from 214 to 156.

The three-week average of hospitalizations also decreased from 40 to 30.  Four COVID-19 deaths were reported in the last three weeks, an increase of two from the prior three weeks.

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