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Date:
September 10, 2020
Media Contact:
Patricia Lopez, RN, MSN, Health Director, 402-441-8093
Tim Timmons, RN, Communicable Disease Supervisor, 402-441-8056

Lancaster County COVID-19 Update for September 10

A previous version had incorrectly listed Lancaster County's positivity rate at 7.3%. The correct positivity rate is 7.5%.

Today's report includes cases that were delayed because of technical difficulties in the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services reporting system.

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced that 104 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 4,804. The number of deaths in the community remains at 21.

Visit COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov to access a dashboard that summarizes Lancaster County COVID-19 data. LLCHD also released the following information today:

Recoveries: up from 2,023 to 2,025

Overall positivity rate:

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 27 with 10 from Lancaster County (one on ventilator) and 17 from other communities (one on ventilator).

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:

The COVID-19 Risk Dial is at "Orange," indicating a high risk of the virus spreading. Residents are advised to follow these recommendations to protect themselves and others:

For more information, visit COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov or call the Health Department hotline at 402-441-8006.


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