Lincoln, NE (December 1, 2020) The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) today announced that three more residents have died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths in Lancaster County to 82. The individuals were a man in his 60s who was hospitalized and two women in their 80’s, one hospitalized and one in a long-term care facility.
LLCHD reports 334 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 17,155. Over the past 15 days, Lancaster County has averaged 272 new cases daily.
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 5,171 to 5,220
Weekly positivity rate:
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 163 with 89 from Lancaster County (six on ventilators) and 74 from other communities (eight 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: