Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced that 162 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lancaster County on Saturday. The number of cases in the community so far is 21, 816. On Christmas Eve the reported number of cases in the community was at 21,654. The number of deaths in the community remains at 146. Currently there is a reported 161,337 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nebraska.
The COVID-19 Risk Dial is in the red position indicating a severe risk of the virus spreading. Residents are advised to follow these recommendations to protect themselves and others:
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 testing process begins with a free online risk assessment available at BryanHealth.com, CHIHealth.com or TestNebraska.com. Drive through test sites include: