Lincoln’s 14 COVID-19 Cases Include Three Community Spread

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced that one of the two lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Lincoln today is travel related, and one is community acquired, or community spread.

A man in his 70s went on a cruise March 8, returning to port in New York City March 15. He had self-quarantined since his return and is now hospitalized. His close contacts are in self-quarantine. The case of the woman in her 20s is considered community acquired. She is self-isolating, and her close contacts are self-quarantining.

More details were released today on a case reported yesterday that was still under investigation. The case of the man in his 60s is considered community acquired. That brings the total number of community acquired cases in Lincoln to three. He is self-isolating, and his close contacts are in self-quarantine.