Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced that 18 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lincoln today, bringing the community total to 1,263. The number of deaths in the community remains at nine.
Recoveries: unchanged - 195
Overall positivity rate:
Hospitalizations: unchanged at 34 - 25 Lancaster County residents (five on ventilators), and nine from outside the County (three on ventilators).
Symptoms: 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 is conducting tests at the Lancaster Event Center, 4100 N. 84th Street. Begin the process with a free online risk assessment at TestNebraska.com. The schedule will be announced every week.
COVID-19 Risk Dial: Orange - high risk of spreading virus
More information: COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov and Health Department hotline - 402-441-8006