Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) today announced that a resident has died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths in Lancaster County to 43. The individual was a man in his 70s who had been hospitalized. On behalf of the City, Mayor Gaylor Baird expresses condolences to his family and friends.
LLCHD reports 102 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 8,979.
Visit COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov to access a dashboard that summarizes Lancaster County COVID-19 data. LLCHD also released the following information today:
Recoveries: up from 3,862 to 3,922
Overall positivity rate:
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 51 with 31 from Lancaster County (four on ventilators) and 20 from other communities (two 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.
The COVID-19 Risk Dial is at "Elevated Orange," indicating a high risk of the virus spreading. Residents are advised to follow these recommendations to protect themselves and others:
For more information, visit COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov or call the Health Department hotline at 402-441-8006.