One Death, 86 Cases Of COVID-19 Thursday Afternoon In Lancaster County

One Death, 86 Cases Of COVID-19 Thursday Afternoon In Lancaster County

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) today announced that one more resident has died from COVID-19.  The death was a man in his 60s who was hospitalized. The total number of deaths in Lancaster County is now 215. On behalf of the City, Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird expresses condolences to his family and friends.

LLCHD reports 83 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 27,713.

Visit lincoln.ne.gov/COVID19dashboard to access a dashboard that summarizes Lancaster County COVID-19 data. LLCHD also released the following information today:

Recoveries: 12,330

Weekly positivity rate:

  • February 7 through 13:  17.9 percent
  • February 14 through 18:  24.5 percent

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 35 with 25 from Lancaster County (two on ventilators) and 10 from other communities (none on ventilators).

Vaccine doses administered: 60,078 (This does not include Thursday’s vaccinations.)

An online COVID-19 vaccine registration form for Lancaster County residents is available at COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov.  Those who do not have online access or who need assistance may call LLCHD’s COVID-19 hotline at 402-441-8006 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays to register.