Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced that three new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lincoln have been reported today, bringing the community's total to 34.
Two of the new cases are men in their 40s, and both cases are community acquired. The third case is a man in his 50s, and it is under investigation.
Of the 34 total cases, 18 are travel related, 13 are community acquired, and three are under investigation.
LLCHD is now monitoring 107 individuals. Lancaster County reports 1121 negative tests and 34 positives with 20 cases pending at the Nebraska Public Health Lab. There are now 457 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nebraska and 10 deaths.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. Those who experience these symptoms should self-quarantine and call their health care providers for recommended follow up before visiting. If you need help accessing care, contact the Health Department at 402-441-8006. Do not go to the emergency room unless it is essential.
Those prioritized for testing remain healthcare workers; public safety personnel; residents and employees of nursing homes and group homes; those attending or working at daycares; and people over 60 or those with underlying health conditions.
Those who have no symptoms do not need to contact a health provider to be tested. Do not go to urgent care, the emergency room, or a doctor's office to get a COVID-19 test. Those test kits and medical personnel must be reserved for individuals in the prioritized categories.