Two of Three COVID-19 Cases Reported Thursday Confirmed to Be Community Acquired

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced that three lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lincoln today, bringing the community total to 62.

Two of today’s cases are women in their 30s and 50s. These two cases were found to be community acquired, bringing the total number of community spread cases to 43. The third case is an individual in their 30s, which is still under investigation. All are self-isolating, and close contacts are self-quarantined.

LLCHD is now monitoring 63 individuals. Lancaster County reports one death, 1,899 negative tests and 62 positives with 9 tests pending at the Nebraska Public Health Lab. There are now 987 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nebraska and 21 deaths.