Sunday COVID-19 update for Lancaster County
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) –The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department has announced 131 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday. This addition brings the community total to 8,877.
Additionally, as of Sunday, the percent of positive tests by day currently sits at 18.5%. The positivity rate for the county is at 9%.
The number of recoveries sits at 3, 682 and the number of deaths remains at 42.
Below is a press release from the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department.
Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced that 131 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 8,877. The number of deaths in the community remains at 42.
Visit COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov to access a dashboard that summarizes Lancaster County COVID-19 data.
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.
The testing process begins with a free online risk assessment available at BryanHealth.com, CHIHealth.com or TestNebraska.com. Drive through test sites include:
- Bryan Health: Former Graham Tire Store, northeast corner of 19th and “O” streets.
- CHI Health St. Elizabeth and Test Nebraska: Gateway Mall, 6100 “O” St., northwest corner of the mall. Test Nebraska’s hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.
- Limit activities outside the home, unless for work, school, medical care, or food.
- Work from home when possible.
- Stay at least six feet from anyone outside the home.
- Face masks should be worn by those over two years old when indoors and when unable to physical distance.
- Avoid large gatherings.
- Attend small gatherings and events only with modifications such as physical distancing, face masks, etc.
- Follow CDC Travel Guidelines available at cdc.gov.