168 New COVID-19 Cases In Lancaster County Friday

168 New COVID-19 Cases In Lancaster County Friday

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department Friday announced that 168 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lancaster County, bringing the community total to 25,050. The total number of deaths in the community remains at 178.  Recoveries are up from 8,464 to 8,622.  The positivity rate from January 10 through the 15th is 27.8%.  The rate for January 3rd through the 9th was at 28.6%.

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 patients total 95 Friday with 66 from Lancaster County and 29 from other communities.  Seven patients are 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.  Tests are conducted from 8:45 to 11:15 a.m. Monday and 8:45 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
  • 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, 402-435-5300 and South West Family, 402-420-1300.
  • Test Nebraska: Gateway Mall, 6100 “O” St., north parking lot of the former Sears store.  Tests are conducted from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 402-207-93