Lancaster County now has 240 total deaths from COVID
Lincoln, Neb. (KLKN) – The Lincoln-Lancaster Health Department reported one more death from COVID on Wednesday, bringing the total to 240. The new COVID death was a hospitalized woman in her 80’s.
The health department also reported 14 new lab-confirmed cases, bringing the total number of cases to 31,710.
There are currently 32 total COVID hospitalizations. Lancaster County has 18 of those hospitalizations, with two of them being on ventilators. The remaining 14 hospitalizations come from communities outside Lancaster County, with five of them being on ventilators.
The Lincoln-Lancaster County COVID Risk Dial remains green, which means transmission is low and the virus is controlled.
July 14 @LNKhealth COVID-19 Update
➡️Lab-confirmed cases reported today: 14
➡️Total number of cases: 31,710
➡️Deaths reported today: 1
➡️Total number of deaths: 240
➡️Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 32#LNK
— City of Lincoln, Nebraska (@CityOfLincoln) July 14, 2021
179,241 people have initiated vaccinations, while 170,048 people have completed vaccinations.
Fully vaccinated residents ages 16 and older is 66.9 percent. Lancaster County’s vaccination goal is 75 percent.
Vaccine Registration Information
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.
For more information, visit COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov , or call the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department hotline at 402-441-8006.