New Lincoln cases announced | Death reported in neighboring health district

City officials on Thursday announced four new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lincoln. 
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City officials on Thursday announced four new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lincoln.

The new cases bring the total to 466. Additional cases are expected to be announced Thursday afternoon.

Public Health Solutions announced the following case totals for its counties:

  • 39 cases in Gage County
  • 3 cases in Fillmore County
  • 284 cases in Saline County
  • 4 cases in Jefferson County
  • 0 Cases in Thayer County

Investigations determined 139 cases have been linked to Smithfield Foods. That number includes employees only.

PHS also reported a man in his 80s with underlying health conditions died after being hospitalized for COVID-19. Health officials say the man was a resident of an assisted living facility in Gage County. His death is the fourth death within the district.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, shortness of breath, repeated shaking with chills, repeated muscle pain, headache, sore throat or new loss of taste or smell.

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