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LLCHD says Lincoln has the capacity to combat COVID-19

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Published: Apr. 28, 2020 at 3:00 PM CDT
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Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and health officials updated the community on the City’s efforts to prevent and discussed the strength of Lincoln’s healthcare system on Tuesday.

The Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department official said that Lancaster was fortunate due to the location and rapid response of city officials.

City officials looked at the capacity for healthcare officials and patients, then looked at ways to alleviate the strain that could have been felt during the pandemic through collaboration. The LLCHD has been ensuring daily meetings with their hospitals in order to make sure procedures are effective and up to date.

“So when you look at that when you take a step back, you begin to realize we’ve weathered the storm well now,” Said Jesse Davy, Accreditation Coordinator at LLCHD. “We can continue to weather the storms well as they come, and our capacity is really strong.”

Mayor Gaylor Baird and the LLCHD announced that one new lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 has been reported in Lincoln Tuesday. The community total is now 157.

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

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Posted by 1011 News on Tuesday, April 28, 2020