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Date:
April 16, 2020
Media Contact:
Patricia Lopez, RN, MSN, Interim Health Director, 402-441-8093
Tim Timmons, RN, Communicable Disease Supervisor, 402-441-8056

COVID-19 Cases Reported in Lincoln Now at 62

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced today that three new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lincoln, bringing the community's total to 62. The new cases are individuals in their 30s and 50s and LLCHD is investigating.

LLCHD is now monitoring 63 individuals. Lancaster County reports one death, 1,887 negative tests and 62 positives with 9 tests pending at the Nebraska Public Health Lab. There are now 987 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nebraska and 21 deaths.

The Mayor and LLCHD will hold a briefing at 3:30 p.m. TODAY, Thursday, April 16. The briefing will be aired live on LNKTV, the City government access channel. The briefing may be viewed on Allo channels 2 and 3, Spectrum channels 1300 and 1301, and Kinetic channels 1005 and 1010. The briefing will also be streamed at LNKTVcity.lincoln.ne.gov and available at YouTube.com/LNKTVcity and Facebook.com/LNKTVcity.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Those who experience these symptoms are urged to access free drive-through testing offered by Bryan Health and CHI Health St. Elizabeth. Residents begin this process with a free online risk assessment available at BryanHealth.com and CHIHealth.com.

If testing is recommended, individuals will be given an order and referred to one of the testing sites. Only those with an order and referral from Bryan Health or CHI Health St. Elizabeth, or an order from their doctor are permitted at the drive-through sites. Those who need assistance may contact the Health Department at 402-441-8006.

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


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