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LLCHD reports an additional death from COVID-19

Coronavirus Lancaster County Generic
Coronavirus Lancaster County Generic(Associated Press)
Published: Jul. 19, 2021 at 5:50 PM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) -The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department announced that 40 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lancaster County on Monday, bringing the community total to 31,830.

The health department received notification on Monday of one death that wasn’t captured in the tracking system. The death occurred in April 2021 and was a man in his 50s who was at home. The total number of deaths in the community has increased to 242.

Vaccinations administered (vaccination goal is 75%):

  • Initiated vaccinations (first doses): 180,850
  • Completed vaccinations (second doses and J&J vaccine): 171,381
  • Residents age 16 and older who are fully vaccinated: 67.4%

Vaccinations:  Progress in our COVID-19 vaccination efforts positively impacts our community. The more people who are vaccinated, the less opportunity the virus and its variants will have to spread. COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective. It provides protection against the virus, prevents severe illness and saves lives. Residents age 12 and older are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine, and appointments are available for this week. Residents can sign up and schedule a vaccination appointment at COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov. Residents can also find a local pharmacy offering vaccinations at vaccines.gov or by texting their ZIP code to 438829.

Those who do not have online access or who need assistance with registration or scheduling may call the LLCHD COVID-19 hotline at 402-441-8006 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

Upcoming vaccination clinics (subject to change; walk-ins welcome at all locations):

  • Wednesday, July 21, Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department, 3131 “O” St. – first and second doses
  • Thursday, July 22, First United Methodist Church, 2723 N. 50th St. – first and second doses
  • Friday, July 23, Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department – first and second doses

Lab-confirmed cases reported over the weekend: 60 (44 Saturday, 16 Sunday)

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 32 with 20 from Lancaster County (2 on  ventilators) and 12 from other communities (6 on ventilators).

Risk Dial:  Green, signifies a minimal and controlled level of COVID-19 in Lancaster County, meaning transmission is low.

Testing: The process begins with a free online risk assessment available at BryanHealth.com or CHIHealth.com.

  • Bryan Health: Testing is available without an appointment at the three Bryan Urgent Care locations, 7501 S. 27th St., 5901 N. 27th St. and 4333 S. 86th St. To check wait times, call 402-481-6343.
  • CHI Health: Walk-in testing is available at three priority care locations: Antelope Creek, 2510 S. 40th St., Suite 100, Southwest, 1240 Aries Drive. Stevens Creek, 1601 N. 86th St. For drive up testing, virtual quick care is available 24/7 at CHIHealth.com to chat with a provider and schedule a testing appointment.
  • Several pharmacies including CVS, HyVee and Walgreens along with other health care provider offices and urgent care clinics also offer testing. If a person is uninsured or underinsured, they can call the COVID-19 hotline at 402-441-8006 and the health department will connect them to testing resources.

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

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