LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) -The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department announced on Sunday that 26 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lancaster County, bringing the community total to 30,176.

The LLCHD reported that another person has died of COVID-19. The individual was a man in his 90s, who was hospitalized. The total number of deaths in the community has increased to 230.

Recoveries: 27,065

Weekly positivity rate:

  • March 27 through April 2:  5 percent
  • April 3 through 10:  4.9 percent

Risk Dial:  mid-yellow, moderate risk of COVID-19 spread

Vaccinations administered (updates not available Saturday afternoon):

  • Initiated vaccinations (first doses):  133,490
  • Completed vaccinations (second doses and J&J vaccine):  84,329

At next week’s clinics, LLCHD expects to provide first doses to residents age 20 and older. Vaccinations may be offered to those in younger age groups depending on the supply of vaccine and the available appointments.

As individuals in specific age groups and those with serious health conditions are contacted to schedule vaccinations, family members living in the same households are now able to schedule vaccinations as well.  LLCHD is also reaching out to household members of those in age groups previously vaccinated.  The health department continues to work with Bryan Health and CHI Health St. Elizabeth to hold clinics for people with serious health conditions. LLCHD recently contacted residents age 16 and up with serious health conditions to schedule appointments at upcoming clinics.

This week’s large-scale clinics:

  • Wednesday, April 7, Pinnacle Bank Arena – more than 7,700 first doses administered to residents age 49 and older
  • Thursday, April 8, Pinnacle Bank Arena – more than 7,600 second doses administered to residents age 63 and older, educators, and childcare providers
  • Friday, April 9, Pinnacle Bank Arena – more than 7,700 second doses administered to residents age 63 and older, educators, and childcare providers
  • Saturday, April 10, Pinnacle Bank Arena – over 4,200 first doses administered to manufacturing and food service workers and other residents

Next week’s large-scale clinics:

  • Monday, April 12, Center for People in Need – first doses
  • Thursday, April 15, Pinnacle Bank Arena – first and second doses
  • Friday, April 16, Pinnacle Bank Arena – first doses

Two first-dose drive-through clinics are also being planned for Wednesday, April 14 and Saturday, April 17 at the Lincoln Test Nebraska site, 6100 “O” Street (the north parking lot of the former Sears store).  LLCHD will notify residents to schedule appointments for these clinics in the near future.

MEDIA NOTE:  Media will be notified regarding coverage of vaccinations. DO NOT go to any venue without making arrangements with the Health Department.

Registration:  An online COVID-19 vaccine registration form for Lancaster County residents is available at  Those who do not have online access or who need assistance may call LLCHD’s COVID-19 hotline at 402-441-8006 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays to register. As vaccine doses become available, those who are registered will be contacted to schedule an appointment. Appointments for vaccinations are dependent on vaccine supply and are not related to the order in which people register.

Testing: The process begins with a free online risk assessment available at, or

Drive-through testing is available from:

  • CHI Health St. Elizabeth: Autumn Ridge Family Medicine, 5000 North 26th St. and Southwest Family Health, 1240 Aries Drive.  Call either site to schedule an appointment: Autumn Ridge, 402-435-5300 and South West Family, 402-420-1300.
  • Test Nebraska: Gateway Mall, 6100 “O” St., north parking lot of the former Sears store.  Tests are conducted from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 402-207-9377

Testing is also available without an appointment at the three Bryan Urgent Care locations, 7501 S. 27th St., 5901 N. 27th St. and 4333 S. 86th St. To check wait times, call 402-481-6343.

For more information, visit or call the Health Department hotline at 402-441-8006.

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