Lincoln, NE (November 1, 2020) Last week in Lancaster County ended with the highest number of Covid-19 infections since the pandemic started: 894 confirmed cases. Saturday’s count, 247, was the single biggest day.
Today (Sunday) the new week began with the announcement of 132 additional cases. Over the past 15 days, Lancaster County has averaged 113 new cases daily.
The number of deaths in the community remains at 45.
COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov is the address to access a dashboard that summarizes Lancaster County COVID-19 data.
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:
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:
For more information, visit COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov or call the Health Department hotline at 402-441-8006.
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