Lincoln, NE (February 1, 2021) The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department today announced that two more residents have died from COVID-19. The deaths were a woman in her 90s who was hospitalized and a man in his 80s from a long-term care facility who had been hospitalized. The total number of deaths in Lancaster County is now 200.
LLCHD reports 71 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 26,789.
ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
Visit lincoln.ne.gov/COVID19dashboard to access a dashboard that summarizes Lancaster County COVID-19 data. LLCHD also released the following information today:
Weekly positivity rate:
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 55 with 34 from Lancaster County (two on ventilators) and 21 from other communities (one on a ventilator).
Vaccine registrations: 67,000
An online COVID-19 vaccine registration form for Lancaster County residents is now available at COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov. Those who do not have online access or who need assistance may call LLCHD’s COVID-19 hotline at 402-441-8006 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays to register.
The vaccine is not yet available for the general public. As vaccine doses become available, those who are registered will be given an appointment to be vaccinated. Appointments for vaccinations are dependent on vaccine supply and are not related to the order in which people register. The registration is open to all County residents, but those who are in Phase1B – those age 65 and older and those with underlying medical conditions – are encouraged to register.
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:
For more information, visit COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov or call the Health Department hotline at 402-441-8006.