12th COVID-19 related death announced in Lancaster County
Lancaster County health officials confirmed Thursday a 12th local individual has died due to COVID-19.
Eleven lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 were also reported in Lincoln on Thursday, bringing the community total to 1,659.
Health Director Pat Lopez said that the individual was a female in her 50s who was hospitalized. Mayor Gaylor Baird expressed condolences to her family and friends on behalf of the City.
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 545 to 547
Overall positivity rate:
Lancaster County – down from 6.7 percent to 6.6 percent
State – remains at 11.2 percent
National – remains at 10.3 percent
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: remains at 22, with 14 Lancaster County residents (five on ventilators), and eight from other communities (none on ventilators).