More than 70 COVID cases reported in Lancaster County

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Today, Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) reports 72 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the community total to 29,708.

The community death total remains at 227.

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Changes have been made to the COVID-19 Dashboard. Recovery will now be defined as being 60 days out from an individual’s positive COVID-19 test. The person must not be hospitalized either in order to be considered “recovered.” Based on this new definition, nearly 26,500 people have recovered from the virus.

So far, more than 180,500 vaccines have been administered. Nearly 7,800 of those were administered Monday at a mass vaccination clinic.

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Twenty-one COVID patients are currently hospitalized (14 from Lancaster County). Three patients are on ventilators.

The weekly positivity rate is 5.8%.

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