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COVID-19 Risk Dial remains at High Risk

The LLCHD kept the COVID-19 Risk Dial in the High Risk Category on Sept. 18.
The LLCHD kept the COVID-19 Risk Dial in the High Risk Category on Sept. 18.(10/11 NOW)
Published: Sep. 18, 2020 at 2:36 PM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and health officials updated the community on the City’s efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus at a briefing on Friday.

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department announced that 72 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 5,540. The number of deaths in the community remains at 23.

The LLCHD kept the COVID-19 Risk Dial at the High Risk (orange) category on Sept. 18.

The Mayor announced that LLCHD Director Pat Lopez had tested positive with COVID-19 this week.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been working towards a fall football season for the Huskers, and working with health officials to ensure the safety of those involved. According to UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green, the Huskers Football schedule being finalized. The schedule will be released early next week,

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