(KFOR NEWS March 17, 2021) More than 123,000 doses of COVID vaccine have been given to citizens of Lincoln and Lancaster County. More vaccination clinics are planned this week at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Lab-confirmed cases reported Tuesday, March 16: 70
Total number of cases: 28,923
Deaths reported Tuesday: 0
Total number of deaths: 224
Weekly positivity rate: The LLCHD now calculates this rate using the same method as the State, by dividing the number of positive tests by the number of total tests. This method counts people who are tested multiple times.
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 26 with 17 from Lancaster County (none on ventilators) and 9 from other communities (one on a ventilator).
Risk Dial: mid-yellow, moderate risk of COVID-19 spread
Registration: An online COVID-19 vaccine registration form for Lancaster County residents is available at COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov. Those who do not have online access or who need assistance may call LLCHD’s COVID-19 hotline at 402-441-8006 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays to register. The vaccine is not yet available for the general public. As vaccine doses become available, those who are registered will be given an appointment to be vaccinated. Appointments for vaccinations are dependent on vaccine supply and are not related to the order in which people register.
Testing: The process begins with a free online risk assessment available at BryanHealth.com, CHIHealth.com or TestNebraska.com.
Drive-through testing is available from:
Testing is also available without an appointment at the three Bryan Urgent Care locations, 7501 S. 27th St., 5901 N. 27th St. and 4333 S. 86th St. To check wait times, call 402-481-6343.
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