Lincoln, NE (November 17, 2020) The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department today announced that two more residents have died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths in Lancaster County to 63. The individuals were a man and a woman in their 70s. Both had been hospitalized.
LLCHD reports 177 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 13,254.
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 4,711 to 4,748
Weekly positivity rate:
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 143 with 49 from Lancaster County (two on ventilators) and 94 from other communities (14 on ventilators).
The COVID-19 Risk Dial is now in the red position. The red dial position indicates 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:
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