Risk Dial drops to mid-orange, risk of spread still high
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Tuesday, Lancaster County’s COVID-19 Risk Dial fell into mid-orange for the first time since October. Health department officials say this is a positive sign, but the risk of spread is still high so residents should continue good health habits.
In addition, the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced another individual has died from COVID-19 in the community.
The individuals have been identified as a man in his 70s who was hospitalized. This moves the community total to 201 deaths.
LLCHD also confirms 91 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 26,880.
More than 10,480 people have recovered from the virus.
The positivity rate so far this week is not yet available.
As of Tuesday, 55 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 (38 from Lancaster County). A total of two patients are on ventilators.
Vaccination registration numbers also continue to rise exponentially, with nearly 68,250 people registered.