15 Lab-Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 Thursday

15 Lab-Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 Thursday

15 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lincoln Thursday bringing the community total to 1,766. The number of deaths in the community remains at 13.

Recoveries: remain at 623

Overall positivity rate:

  • Lancaster County – up from 6.4 percent to 6.5 percent
  • State – down from 10.8 percent to 10.6 percent
  • National – remains at 9.9 percent

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 13 with eight Lancaster County residents (two on ventilators) and five from other communities.

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. Begin the process with a free online risk assessment available at BryanHealth.com and CHIHealth.comTesting is by appointment only. Bryan Health offers drive-through testing at LifePointe, 7501 S. 27th Street. CHI Health St. Elizabeth offers drive-through testing site at North Star High School, 5801 N. 33rd Street.

Test Nebraska will be in Lincoln at North Star High School, 5801 N. 33rd St., until 5 p.m. today. Next week, testing will be at the same location from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, July 8-9. Testing is now open to all Lancaster County residents. Testing is by appointment only. Begin the process with a free online risk assessment at TestNebraska.com.

The COVID-19 Risk Dial is at “Yellow,” indicating a moderate risk of the virus spreading. Residents are advised to follow these recommendations to protect themselves and others:

  • Consider staying at home most of the time, with caution for non-essential travel and work
  • Distance at least six feet from anyone outside the home
  • Cautious expansion of interactions with others, outdoor activities preferred
  • Gatherings only with modifications for COVID-19
  • Events only within guidance by the Health Department
  • Face coverings continued to be recommended to be used around other people
  • Continue to wash hands regularly, disinfect highly touched surfaces and monitor for illness

For more information, visit COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov or call the Health Department hotline at 402-441-8006.