Today's report includes 66 cases associated with the Nebraska State Penitentiary, 51 cases in the 18 to 22 year-old age group, and 36 cases from the general population.
Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced that 153 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 4,957. The number of deaths in the community remains at 21.
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 2,025 to 2,039
Overall positivity rate:
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 27 with nine from Lancaster County (one on ventilator) and 18 from other communities (one on ventilator).
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 "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.