Two more coronavirus deaths reported in Lancaster County


LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — A somber day for Lancaster County as two new coronavirus deaths have been reported, bringing the current total to 26. The individuals were both men in their 40’s and 70’s who were hospitalized.

However, the community sees a sharp dip in confirmed coronavirus cases today, only coming in at 49. This brings the community total up to 6,925 according to the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD).

Recoveries are up at 2,803, while the county positivity rate remains at 8.5%. But, the state positivity rate bumped up again from 9.8% to 10.1%.

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Sixty-one patients are hospitalized due to COVID-19, 36 of which are Lancaster county residents (7 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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