LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)– Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department reports three more people died of COVID-19.
A man in his 40s, a woman in her 50s, and a woman in her 60s, who were all hospitalized and unvaccinated died.
There were 175 lab confirmed cases over the weekend, 112 lab confirmed cases today which brings the total number of cases to 35,306.
There are currently 82 people hospitalized with COVID-19, 59 from Lancaster County (6 on ventilators) and 23 from other communities (6 on ventilators)
The risk dial is mid-orange, high risk of COVID-19 spread and impact in the community
The current Directed Health Measure is effective through September 30 and includes a mask mandate for all individuals ages 2 and older regardless of vaccination status. More information on the health measure and masks is available at lincoln.ne.gov/DHM and lincoln.ne.gov/mask.
70.8-percent of people in Lancaster County are fully vaccinated, the goal is 75-percent.
The delta variant is driving the rapid increase in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in Lancaster County. Every person vaccinated creates needed protection for the community. The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) strongly urges everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated. Vaccination helps prevent severe illness, saves lives, and slows further spread of the virus. Residents age 12 and older are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine.
Find a clinic near you at COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov. Walk-ins are welcome or schedule an appointment. Residents can also find a local pharmacy offering vaccinations at vaccines.gov or by texting their ZIP code to 438829.
Those who do not have online access or who need assistance with registration or scheduling may call the LLCHD COVID-19 hotline at 402-441-8006 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
Upcoming vaccination clinics (subject to change; walk-ins welcome at all locations):
- Wednesday, September 1, 1 to 3 p.m., Southeast Community College gymnasium, 8800 “O” St. – first and second doses
- Friday, September 3, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., LLCHD, 3131 “O” St. – first and second doses
- Wednesday, September 8, 4 to 6 p.m., LLCHD – first and second doses
- Friday, September 10, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., LLCHD – first and second doses
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