Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) today announced that two residents have died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths in Lancaster County to 45. The individuals were a woman in her 30s with underlying health conditions who had been hospitalized and a woman in her 90s who was at a long term care facility. On behalf of the City, Mayor Gaylor Baird expresses condolences to their families and friends.
LLCHD reports 92 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 9,164.
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 3,964 to 4,024
Overall positivity rate:
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 62 with 36 from Lancaster County (five on ventilators) and 26 from other communities (five 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.