Three more COVID deaths in Lincoln

Health officials also reported 179 new cases on Thursday. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – On Thursday, the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department reported three more deaths due to COVID-19.

 

It was a man in his 60s who was hospitalized and vaccinated, a man in his 80s who was hospitalized and unvaccinated, and a woman in her 90s who was not hospitalized and not vaccinated.

This now brings our death total to 273.

 

Health officials also reported 179 new cases on Thursday.

 

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients:  86 with 61 from Lancaster County (4 on ventilators) and 25 from other communities (4 on ventilators)

 

Risk Dial:  mid-orange, high risk of COVID-19 spread and impact in the community

 

Directed Health Measure:  The current DHM is effective through September 30 and includes a mask requirement for all individuals ages 2 and older regardless of vaccination status. More information on the health measure and masks is available at lincoln.ne.gov/DHM and lincoln.ne.gov/mask.

 

Vaccinations administered (vaccination goal is 75%):

  • Initiated vaccinations (first doses): 196,680
  • Completed vaccinations (second doses and J&J vaccine): 182,863
  • Residents age 16 and older who are fully vaccinated: 71.1%

 

 Vaccinations:  The delta variant is driving the rapid increase in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in Lancaster County. Every person vaccinated creates needed protection for the community. The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) strongly urges everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated. Vaccination helps prevent severe illness, saves lives, and slows further spread of the virus. Residents age 12 and older are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine. Find a clinic near you at COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov. Walk-ins are welcome or schedule an appointment. Residents can also find a local pharmacy offering vaccinations at vaccines.gov or by texting their ZIP code to 438829.

Those who do not have online access or who need assistance with registration or scheduling may call the LLCHD COVID-19 hotline at 402-441-8006 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

 Upcoming vaccination clinics (subject to change; walk-ins welcome at all locations):

  • Friday, September 3, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., LLCHD, 3131 “O” St. – first and second doses
  • Wednesday, September 8, 4 to 6 p.m., LLCHD – first and second doses
  • Friday, September 10, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., LLCHD – first and second doses; 4 to 5 p.m., Gathering Place, 1144 “M” St. – first and second doses, walk-ins only
  • Monday, September 13, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., LLCHD – first and second doses
  • Wednesday, September 15, 3 to 5 p.m., Nebraska Wesleyan University, Acklie Hall of Science, 4950 Baldwin Ave. – first and second doses
  • Friday, September 17, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., LLCHD – first and second doses
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