More than 150,000 COVID shots given in Lancaster County

coronavirus update

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Today, Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) reports 47 new cases of COVID-19. This brings the community total to 29,391.

The death toll remains at 225.

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More than 16,700 people have recovered from the virus and more than 152,000 vaccines administered.

LLCHD scheduled two mass vaccination clinics this week. The first was on Thursday at Pinnacle Bank Arena (PBA) for residents ages 59 and older to get their first dose of the vaccine. More than 5,000 residents got their first shot at this clinic.

The second is on Friday at PBA for residents 70 years or older to get their second dose.

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Two more clinics are scheduled for next week on Monday and Thursday. Both clinics will be to administer second doses to those 65 and older.

Monday’s clinic will be at PBA, while Thursday’s clinic will be at the Lancaster Event Center.

The weekly positivity rate is 3.8%.

Fourteen COVID patients are currently hospitalized (11 from Lancaster County). Only one patient is on a ventilator.

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