Lincoln, NE (January 8, 2021) The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) today announced that two more residents have died from COVID-19. The deaths included a woman in her 80s in an assisted living facility and a man in his 80s who was hospitalized. The total number of deaths in Lancaster County is now 167.
LLCHD reports 201 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 23,973. Today’s case number includes a small number of cases from yesterday that were not reported until this morning.
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 7,671 to 7,821
Weekly positivity rate:
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 93 with 58 from Lancaster County (four on ventilators) and 35 from other communities (four on ventilators).
The COVID-19 Risk Dial is in the red position indicating 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: