Lincoln reports one new COVID-19 case

Posted at 8:56 AM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 09:56:53-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — One new case of COVID-19 has been reported in Lincoln, bringing the community's total to 63.

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced that one new lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 has been reported in Lincoln. LLCHD is investigating the new case, which is a man in his 40s.

LLCHD is now monitoring 62 individuals. Lancaster County reports one death, 1,972 negative tests and 63 positives with 8 tests pending at the Nebraska Public Health Lab. There are now 1,078 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nebraska and 25 deaths.

The Mayor and LLCHD will hold a briefing at 3:30 p.m. TODAY, Friday, April 17. The briefing will be aired live on LNKTV, the City government access channel. The briefing may be viewed on Allo channels 2 and 3, Spectrum channels 1300 and 1301, and Kinetic channels 1005 and 1010. The briefing will also be streamed at and available at and