Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department announced that 52 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 6,346. The number of deaths in the community remains at 24.
Recoveries are up from 2,394 to 2,435. The Lancaster County positivity rate is up from 8.3% to 8.4%. The state rate is up from 9.7% to 9.8% and the national rate remains at 8.3%
There are 62 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Lancaster County.
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.
Testing is available at Bryan Health Lifepoint, CHI Health St. Elizabeth and through Test Nebraska.