Lincoln listed among top five U.S. cities that could see COVID-19 flare up
Lincoln is among the top five cities in the United States that could see a flare up of COVID-19 cases.
Lincoln is among the top five cities in the United States that could see a flare up of COVID-19 cases, according to data from a national newspaper.
The list was compiled by The New York Times as part of an analysis of cases throughout the country and the world.
The study says, on average, cases in Lincoln double every 5.6 days, with a growth rate of 13%. Omaha also made the list at the 10th spot.
City officials announced six new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday morning. Lincoln now sits at 445 total cases. More cases are likely to be announced Wednesday afternoon.
Bryan Health officials said Wednesday they had 23 in-house COVID-19 patients, 12 of whom are Lancaster County residents. Of the 23 patients, six are on ventilators and 8 are in the ICU.
Bryan officials say Lincoln is experiencing it’s peak week, which will likely last through May 11.
Officials say part of the reason for Lincoln’s surging cases is the outbreak of cases at Smithfield Foods plants, primarily the one located in Crete.
Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird on Tuesday announced several changes to the directed health measure for Lancaster County. The DHM runs through May 10.