Lincoln, NE (November 12, 2020) Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department today announced that three more residents have died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths in Lancaster County to 57. Lancaster County has averaged 209 new cases per day over the past 15 days. The individuals were two men in their 80s and a woman in her 70s. Two were hospitalized and one was at a nursing home. On behalf of the City, Mayor Gaylor Baird expressed condolences to their families and friends.
LLCHD reports 376 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 12,123.
COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov provides access to a dashboard that summarizes Lancaster County COVID-19 data. LLCHD also released the following information today:
Recoveries: up from 4,520 to 4,563
Overall positivity rate:
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 133 with 49 from Lancaster County (two on ventilators) and 84 from other communities (13 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: