Vaccine numbers continue to climb in Lancaster County

The Lancaster County Health Department has now administered over 154,000 COVID-19 vaccines to residents.
Covid 19 Vaccination Record Card With Syringe And Vial
Covid-19 vaccination record card with syringe and vial, courtesy of the BBB

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Saturday, Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) reports 69 new cases of COVID-19. The Health Department said that 21 are from March 16 through 25, but were not reported due to a Test Nebraska technical issue. This brings the community total to 29,460.

The death toll remains at 225.

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More than 16,800 people have recovered from the virus and more than 154,000 vaccines administered.

LLCHD scheduled two mass vaccination clinics this week. The first was on Thursday at Pinnacle Bank Arena (PBA) for residents ages 59 and older to get their first dose of the vaccine. More than 5,000 residents got their first shot at this clinic.

The second was on Friday at PBA for residents 70 years or older to get their second dose. Around 4,300 people received their second dose of the vaccine at this clinic.

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Two more clinics are scheduled for next week on Monday and Thursday. Both clinics will be to administer second doses to those 65 and older.

Monday’s clinic will be at PBA, while Thursday’s clinic will be at the Lancaster Event Center.

The weekly positivity rate is 3.8%.

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