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Lancaster County Vaccination Total Nearing 128,000

(KFOR NEWS  March 18, 2021)   Here is the latest COVID report from the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department:

Lab-confirmed cases reported today:  42

Total number of cases: 28,965

Deaths reported today: 0

Total number of deaths: 224

Recoveries: 15,597

Weekly positivity rate:

  • March 7 through 13:  3.9 percent
  • March 14 through 17:  5.7 percent

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 27 with 23 from Lancaster County (none on ventilators) and four from other communities (one on a ventilator).

 Risk Dial:  mid-yellow, moderate risk of COVID-19 spread

Vaccinations administered:

  • Initiated vaccinations (first doses):  79,611
  • Completed vaccinations (second doses and J&J vaccine):  47,168

This week’s clinics –Thursday and Friday’s clinics are now open to those age 63 and older. There are still appointments available based on the response so far. People in this age group may register at COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov.

  • Wednesday, March 17, Pinnacle Bank Arena – second doses for residents age 71 and older
  • Thursday, March 18, Pinnacle Bank Arena – first doses for residents age 63 and older, educators, childcare providers, grocery staff, food processors and transportation workers
  • Friday, March 19, Pinnacle Bank Arena – first doses for residents age 63 and older, educators, childcare providers, grocery staff, food processors and transportation workers

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:

  • CHI Health St. Elizabeth: Autumn Ridge Family Medicine, 5000 North 26th St. and Southwest Family Health, 1240 Aries Drive.  Call either site to schedule an appointment: Autumn Ridge, 402-435-5300 and South West Family, 402-420-1300.
  • Test Nebraska: Gateway Mall, 6100 “O” St., north parking lot of the former Sears store.  Tests are conducted from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 402-207-9377

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.

For more information, visit COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov or call the Health Department hotline at 402-441-8006.

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