Three more COVID deaths reported in Lancaster County

coronavirus update

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – On Tuesday, officials with the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) report three more residents have died from COVID-19.

The individuals are identified as a man in his 60s and a woman in her 80s who were hospitalized. The third person was also a woman in her 80s in a long-term care facility.

The total number of COVID-19 deaths for the county is now at 82.

Officials also reported 334 new virus cases, bringing the community total to 17,155.

Recoveries also increased from 5,171 to 5,220.

So far, the weekly positivity rate is 37.5%.

A total of 163 people are hospitalized with the virus in local hospitals (89 are Lancaster County residents). A total of 14 people are 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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