260 New COVID-19 Cases In Lancaster County Wednesday

260 New COVID-19 Cases In Lancaster County Wednesday

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department reports 260 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19  today, bringing the community total to 15,321.  The number of deaths in the community remains at 73.

Recoveries are up from 5,032 to 5,060.  The weekly positivity rate from November 15th through the 21st came in at 17.4%.  From November 22nd through the 25th the rate is 25.8%.

There are 157 people hospitalized in Lancaster County today. Seventy-nine are Lancaster County residents and 78 from other communities.  Fourteen patients are on ventilators.

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:

  • Bryan Health: Former Graham Tire Store, northeast corner of 19th and “O” streets.
  • Test Nebraska: Gateway Mall, 6100 “O” St., north parking lot of the former Sears store, 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.  For more information visit testnebraska.com or call 402-207-9377.
  • CHI Health St. Elizabeth: Autumn Ridge Family Medicine, 5000 North 26th St. and Southwest Family Health, 1240 Aries Drive.  Call either site to schedule an appointment: Autumn Ridge at 402-435-5300 and South West Family at 402-420-1300.