LLCHD Reports One More Death From COVID-19

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – The Lincoln-Lancaster Health Department reported another death from COVID-19 on Monday. According to LLCHD, the death was a woman in her 80s who was hospitalized and vaccinated. This brings the total number of deaths from COVID-19 to 303.

The LLCHD said 72 laboratory-confirmed cases had been reported, bringing the total number of cases to 40,269.

Laboratory-confirmed cases reported over the weekend: 72 Saturday, 26 Sunday

Hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients: 83 including 45 from Lancaster County (4 on ventilators) and 38 from other communities (8 on ventilators). To note: This includes patients who no longer test positive for COVID-19 but continue to be hospitalized.

Risk dial: high yellow, moderate risk of COVID-19 spread and impact in the community

Directed health measure: The current DHM is effective thanks to October 28 and includes a mask requirement for all people 2 years of age and older, regardless of their immunization status. More information on the sanitary measure and the masks are available at lincoln.ne.gov/DHM and lincoln.ne.gov/mask.

Vaccinations administered (the vaccination target is 75%):

  • Vaccinations initiated (first doses): 202,269
  • Vaccinations completed (second doses and J&J vaccine): 192,456
  • Residents aged 16 and over fully vaccinated: 74.7%

Vaccination: The Delta variant is circulating at high levels in Lancaster County and continues to impact the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Each person vaccinated creates necessary protection for the community. The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) strongly urges all eligible people to get vaccinated. Vaccination helps prevent serious illness, saves lives and slows the spread of the virus. Residents 12 years of age and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Find a clinic near you at COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov. People without an appointment are welcome or make 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 need help with registration or planning can call LLCHD at 402-441-4200 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.

Upcoming vaccination clinics (subject to change; walk-in welcome at all locations):

  • Thursday, October 21, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Center communautaire de la rue “F”, 1225, rue “F” – first and second doses, booster doses for those 65 and over
  • Friday, October 22, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., LLCHD, 3131 “O” St. – first and second doses, booster doses for those 65 and over

Booster doses

LLCHD will provide Pfizer booster doses by appointment at designated booster clinics and select neighborhood clinics. The health department uses a similar approach to the initial rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine – going through the age and priority groups in stages. LLCHD will contact eligible groups by email or phone to make an appointment for booster doses and is currently contacting residents 65 and over. More information on boosters is available at COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov.

Several local pharmacies also provide booster doses. Find a pharmacy near you on vaccines.gov or by texting your postal code to 438829.

Trial: The process begins with a free online risk assessment available at BryanHealth.com and CHIHealth.com. Tests are available from:

  • Bryan Health: Tests are available for those with symptoms at the three Bryan Emergency Care Centers, 7501 S. 27th St .; 5901 N. 27th St.; and 4333 S. 86th St. No appointment required.
  • CHI Health: Walk-in testing is available at three priority care facilities: Antelope Creek, 2510 S. 40th St., Suite 100; Southwest, 1240 Aries Drive; and Stevens Creek, 1601 N. 86th St. For driving tests, Virtual Rapid Care is available 24/7 at CHIHealth.com to chat with a provider and schedule a test appointment.
  • Nomi Health: Drive-through tests are available at Gateway Mall Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. No appointment is required, but people are encouraged to pre-register by visiting testing.nomihealth.com/signup/ne.
  • Local pharmacies including CVS, HyVee and Walgreens, offices of health care providers and emergency care clinics also offers tests. Uninsured or underinsured individuals can call the LLCHD COVID-19 hotline at 402-441-8006 to be connected to test resources.

For more information, visit COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov or call the LLCHD hotline at 402-441-8006.

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