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COVID Cases Up – Another COVID Death Reported

(KFOR NEWS  July 20, 2021)   Lincoln’s number of COVID case count has taken a rapid upturn over the past 3 days.

The City-County Health Department reported 44 new cases of the virus on Saturday, 16 more cases Sunday, and 40 more Monday.  During June, Lincoln averaged half a dozen cases per day, resulting in the COVID Risk Dial dropping to the GREEN level, indicating a low risk of spread.  Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird also discontinued her series of regular briefings, but has scheduled a briefing Tuesday.

The Health Department reported one additional death of a person with COVID which wasn’t counted in April.  A man in his 50’s died at home, pushing the number of people who died with COVID to 242.

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