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Date:
June 23, 2020
Media Contact:
Patricia Lopez, RN, MSN, Interim Health Director, 402-441-8093
Tim Timmons, RN, Communicable Disease Supervisor, 402-441-8056

Lincoln Has Eleventh Death From COVID-19

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) today announced that an 11th resident has died from COVID-19 in Lincoln. Nine lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lincoln today, bringing the community total to 1,632.

Health Director Pat Lopez said that the individual was a male in his 60s who was hospitalized. Mayor Gaylor Baird expressed condolences to his family and friends on behalf of the City.

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 511 to 545

Overall positivity rate:

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: down from 26 Friday to 20 today, with 12 Lancaster County residents (five on ventilators), and eight from other communities (none 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. 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 will be at Lincoln at North Star High School, 5801 N. 33rd St., until 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 23. Testing is now open to all Lancaster County residents. Testing is by appointment only. Begin the process with a free online risk assessment at TestNebraska.com.

The COVID-19 Risk Dial is at "Yellow," indicating a moderate 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.


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