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April 14, 2020
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Patricia Lopez, RN, MSN, Interim Health Director, 402-441-8093
Tim Timmons, RN, Communicable Disease Supervisor, 402-441-8056

One COVID-19 Case Reported Tuesday

Previous version's headline said Tuesday's case was community acquired. Tuesday's case is still being investigated. The story is correct.

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced that one new lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 has been reported in Lincoln, bringing the community's total to 57. The new case is a man in his 30s, and LLCHD is investigating. All cases reported over the weekend and Monday are community acquired, raising the total of community spread cases to 39.

LLCHD is now monitoring 77 individuals. Lancaster County reports one death, 1,705 negative tests and 57 positives with 9 tests pending at the Nebraska Public Health Lab. There are now 871 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nebraska and 18 deaths.

The Mayor and LLCHD will hold a briefing at 3:30 p.m. TODAY, Tuesday, April 14. The briefing will be aired live on LNKTV, the City government access channel. The briefing may be viewed on Allo channels 2 and 3, Spectrum channels 1300 and 1301, and Kinetic channels 1005 and 1010. The briefing will also be streamed at and available at and

Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. Those who experience these symptoms should self-quarantine and call their health care provider for recommended follow up before visiting. Do not go to the emergency room unless you have a health emergency. If you don't have a health care provider, contact the Health Department at 402-441-8006 for assistance.

In addition, the public is encouraged to access drive-through testing offered by Bryan Health and CHI Health. This drive-through service is only available by doctor's order and scheduled appointment. Access this free online service through or

The latest information on local coronavirus response is available at LLCHD has established a hotline at 402-441-8006 for questions on COVID-19.

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