Lincoln, NE (January 20, 2021) The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) today announced that 161 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lancaster County, bringing the community total to 25,697. The total number of deaths in the community remains at 185.
Just yesterday, the Health Department announced that the Covid-19 Risk Dial will drop from “Red” to “Elevated Orange”, and restrictions on Bars, Restaurants and public gatherings will lessen because of lower case numbers and a reduced risk of community spread.
Visit lincoln.ne.gov/COVID19dashboard to access a dashboard that summarizes Lancaster County COVID-19 data. LLCHD also released the following information today:
Recoveries: up from 8,969 to 9,120
Weekly positivity rate:
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 110 with 72 from Lancaster County (two on ventilators) and 38 from other communities (four on ventilators).
The COVID-19 Risk Dial is at elevated orange, indicating a high 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: