Lancaster County reports 47 additional cases of COVID-19 | Health and Fitness

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department reported 47 more cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in the community to 29,391.

The death toll remained at 225.

In the week leading up to Friday, 262 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Lancaster County. The number of new cases reported in Lincoln has been falling since January 22, when 975 cases were reported this week.

Lancaster County hospitals treat 14 COVID-19 patients, including 11 from Lancaster County. One of these patients is on a ventilator.

As newly reported cases are trending downward, vaccine doses continue to be given. The health department said that to date 100,559 first doses of a vaccine have been given and 51,799 second doses or the Johnson & Johnson vaccine have been given.

More than 5,000 doses of vaccine were given this week to educators, child carers, key workers, and residents aged 59 and over. On April 1st, the Lancaster Event Center is hosting a second-dose vaccination clinic for people who are educators or who are 65 years of age or older.

Lancaster County residents can register between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays at COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov or by calling (402) 441-8006 to receive the vaccine.

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