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Health officials confirm 38 new cases of COVID-19 in Lincoln – KOLN

https://www.1011now.com/2020/07/08/health-officials-confirm-38-new-cases-of-covid-19-in-lincoln/

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – Lincoln and Lancaster County health officials confirmed 38 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

That brings the total in Lancaster County to 1,947.

The number of recoveries also jumped to 714 from 637. Deaths remain at 13.

Overall positivity rate: 

  • Lancaster County – up from 6.5 percent to 6.6 percent
  • State – remains at 10.4 percent
  • National – remains at 9.7 percent

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 11 with seven Lancaster County residents (two on ventilators) and four from other communities.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, shortness of breath, repeated shaking with chills, repeated muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell.

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