Officials report 79 new COVID-19 cases in Lincoln

City officials on Monday announced 79 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lincoln. 
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City officials on Monday announced 79 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lincoln.

The new cases bring the community total to 381. The cases represent a roughly 20% increase in overall cases and mark the single largest increase in a single day to date.

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.

Those who experience these symptoms are urged to access drive-through testing offered by Bryan Health and CHI Health St. Elizabeth.  Residents begin this process with a free online risk assessment available at BryanHealth.com and CHIHealth.com.

If testing is recommended, individuals will be given an order and referred to one of the testing sites.  Only those with an order and referral from Bryan Health or CHI Health St. Elizabeth, or an order from their doctor are permitted at the drive-through sites.  Those who need assistance may contact the Health Department at 402-441-8006.

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