One COVID-19 Death In Lancaster County Thursday, 372 New Cases

One COVID-19 Death In Lancaster County Thursday, 372 New Cases

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department reports another resident has died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths in Lancaster County to 64.  The individual was a man in his 90s who had been in a nursing home.

The Health Department reports 372 new lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County Thursday bringing the community total to 13,822.  Recoveries are up from 4,791 to 4,835

The weekly positivity rate from November 8th through the 14th is 29.1% and November 15th through the 19th at 28.7%.

There are 165 people hospitalized with the virus with 17 patients on ventilators.

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:

  • Bryan Health: Former Graham Tire Store, northeast corner of 19th and “O” streets.
  • Test Nebraska: Gateway Mall, 6100 “O” St., northwest corner of the mall.  Test Nebraska’s hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.
  • CHI Health St. Elizabeth: Autumn Ridge Family Medicine, 5000 North 26th St. and Southwest Family Health, 1240 Aries Drive.  Call either site to schedule an appointment: Autumn Ridge at 402-435-5300 and South West Family at 402-420-1300.