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Date:
April 9, 2020
Media Contact:
Patricia Lopez, RN, MSN, Interim Health Director, 402-441-8093
Tim Timmons, RN, Communicable Disease Supervisor, 402-441-8056

Six COVID-19 Cases Reported in Lincoln Today

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced that six new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lincoln have been reported today, bringing the community's total to 45.

All of the new cases today are community acquired, and the total number of community acquired cases is now 27. Of the six new cases today, one is a child under the age of 19, one is a female in her 30s, one is a female in her 40s, two are females in their 50s and one female in her 60s.

LLCHD is now monitoring 104 individuals. Lancaster County reports one death, 1,287 negative tests, 45 positives with 18 tests pending at the Nebraska Public Health Lab. There are now 570 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nebraska and 14 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.

The latest information on local coronavirus response is available at COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov and health.lincoln.ne.gov. LLCHD has established a hotline at 402-441-8006 for questions on COVID-19.


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