Since the pandemic, Lancaster sees a record number of deaths


LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Today, Lancaster County reaches another grim milestone. Three coronavirus deaths were confirmed, the highest reported in a single day since the beginning of the pandemic.

According to the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) the individuals were all men, one hospitalized in his 70’s, one in a long-term care facility in his 60’s, and one in his 50’s who was hospitalized with no underlying health conditions.

So far, we’ve had six deaths this week, and it’s only Wednesday. The community total now up to 30 deaths.

Seventy-one new coronavirus cases were confirmed today, the community total now at 7,075 cases. Recoveries remain at 2,868.

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Lancaster County’s positivity rate remains at 8.5%, while the state’s is also unchanged at 10.1%.

Sixty-three patients are hospitalized due to COVID-19, 36 of which are Lancaster county residents (5 on ventilators).

Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, shortness of breath, repeated shaking with chills, repeated muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell. If you have symptoms, please get tested. Testing is now open to all Lancaster County residents by appointment only.

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