Lincoln resident dies from COVID-19
State health officials on Wednesday report five additional cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County.
Officials on Wednesday report three additional cases of COVID-19 in Lincoln and the city’s first death.
Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced that one resident has died from COVID-19 in Lincoln. LLCHD will have more information this afternoon.
Three new lab-confirmed cases were reported in Lincoln, bringing the total number of cases in the city to 37.
LLCHD is now monitoring 110 individuals. Lancaster County reports 1,194 negative tests and 37 positives with 16 tests pending at the Nebraska Public Health Lab. There are now 497 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nebraska and 13 deaths.
Lancaster County now has the third highest total in the state, behind Douglas County with 181 and Hall County with 69.
DHHS reports 519 cases statewide, and 12 deaths.