(KFOR NEWS April 27, 2021) Three additional COVID-19 variant cases have been confirmed in Lancaster County – all three are B.1.1.7 also known as the U.K. variant. The variants were identified through special testing at the Nebraska Public Health Lab, and LLCHD is currently investigating.
A total of 50 cases of COVID-19 variants have now been identified in Lancaster County:
Variants can spread more easily and quickly and they can lead to more cases of COVID-19. Residents are urged to continue preventive actions to control the spread of COVID-19 and its variants in the community, which include getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
Lab-confirmed cases reported today: 33
Total number of cases: 30,779
Deaths reported today: 0
Total number of deaths: 232
Weekly positivity rate:
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 34 with 23 from Lancaster County (one on a ventilator) and 11 from other communities (one on a ventilator).
Risk Dial: low-yellow, moderate risk of COVID-19 spread and impact in the community
This week’s large-scale clinics (subject to change):
Last week’s large-scale clinics:
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