Update on COVID-19 in Lincoln and Lancaster County

Officials on Thursday announced 32 new cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County.
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Officials on Thursday announced 32 new cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County.

The new cases bring the total for the county and city of Lincoln to 1,429.

The number of deaths in the community remains at 10. Recoveries also remained unchanged at 329 – though more are expected to be announced in the coming weeks as that data is gathered.

The overall positivity rate for Lancaster County is 7.2%, compared to 12.6% statewide.

Hospitalizations in local hospitals have dropped, with CHI Health reporting 15 COVID-19 positive in-patients, and Bryan Health reporting nine.

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.  Begin the process with a free online risk assessment available at BryanHealth.com and CHIHealth.com.  Testing is by appointment only. Bryan Health offers drive-through testing at LifePointe, 7501 S. 27th Street.  CHI Health St. Elizabeth offers drive-through testing site at North Star High School, 5801 N. 33rd Street.

Test Nebraska will be at Lincoln at North Star High School, 5801 N. 33rd St., from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday and Tuesday, June 15-16.  Testing is now open to all Lancaster County residentsTesting is by appointment only.  Begin the process with a free online risk assessment at TestNebraska.com.

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