Three more COVID deaths in Lancaster County for the second time this week

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Another day with three COVID deaths in Lancaster County and a total of 102 positive cases.

Three men died according to the latest report from the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department. One was unvaccinated and two of them were vaccinated, and the men were between 70 and 90 years old.

This brings the total number of deaths to 251.

There are 91 people in Lancaster County hospitalized with COVID, 7 of them are on ventilators.

Vaccinations administered (vaccination goal is 75%):
• Initiated vaccinations (first doses): 188,824
• Completed vaccinations (second doses and J&J vaccine): 176,097
• Residents age 16 and older who are fully vaccinated: 68.9%

Upcoming vaccination clinics (subject to change; walk-ins welcome at all locations):
• Friday, August 13, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., LLCHD – first and second doses; Gathering Place, 4 to 6 p.m., 1448 “E” St. – first and second doses, walk-ins only
• Sunday, August 15, 1 to 3 p.m., St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1144 “M” St. – first and second doses
• Monday, August 16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., LLCHD – first and second doses
• Wednesday, August 18, 4 to 6 p.m., LLCHD – first and second doses
• Friday, August 20, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., LLCHD – first and second doses

Testing: The process begins with a free online risk assessment available at BryanHealth.com and CHIHealth.com. Testing is available from:
• Bryan Health: Testing is available without an appointment at the three Bryan Urgent Care locations, 7501 S. 27th St.; 5901 N. 27th St.; and 4333 S. 86th St. To check wait times, call 402-481-6343.
• CHI Health: Walk-in testing is available at three priority care locations: Antelope Creek, 2510 S. 40th St., Suite 100; Southwest, 1240 Aries Drive; and Stevens Creek, 1601 N. 86th St. For drive up testing, virtual quick care is available 24/7 at CHIHealth.com to chat with a provider and schedule a testing appointment.
• Several pharmacies including CVS, HyVee and Walgreens along with other health care provider offices and urgent care clinics also offer testing. If a person is uninsured or underinsured, they can call the COVID-19 hotline at 402-441-8006 and LLCHD will connect them to testing resources.

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