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The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department reported 46 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday. The new cases bring the total number of cases in the county to 30,915.

The number of deaths from COVID-19 in the county remains at 232. 

The Health Department also confirmed seven new cases of the COVID-19 B.1.1.7 variant, known as the U.K. variant, through special testing at the Nebraska Public Health Lab. 

The county has administered a total of 163,247 first doses of COVID-19 vaccines and a combined total of 114,982 second doses and single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

Statewide, there have been a total of 219,559 cases and 2,243 deaths linked to the disease.

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Reach the writer at lstephens@journalstar.com or 402-473-7241.