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Date:
May 4, 2020
Media Contact:
Patricia Lopez, RN, MSN, Interim Health Director, 402-441-8093
Tim Timmons, RN, Communicable Disease Supervisor, 402-441-8056

Seventy-Nine New COVID-19 Cases Reported Monday

This release was delayed due to technical issues with the data and the dashboard.

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced that 79 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lincoln Monday, bringing the community total to 381.

Visit COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov to access a dashboard that summarizes Lancaster County COVID-19 data.

The Mayor and LLCHD will hold a briefing at 3:30 p.m. TODAY, Monday, May 4.

Because of today's City Council meeting at 3 p.m., the briefing will air live only on LNKTV Health, the City government access health channel. The channel is available on Allo channel 3; Spectrum channel 1301; Kinetic channel 1010; YouTube.com/LNKTVhealth; Facebook.com/LNKTVhealth; and LNKTVhealth.lincoln.ne.gov.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, shortness of breath, repeated shaking with chills, repeated muscle pain, headache, sore throat or new loss of taste or smell.

Those who experience these symptoms are urged to access 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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