Nine new COVID-19 cases reported in Lincoln

Posted at 10:14 AM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 11:17:10-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Nine new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced Monday that nine new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 had been reported in Lincoln, bringing the community’s total to 84.

The cases involve five women and four men ranging in age from their 20s to their 80s. All cases are being investigated.

LLCHD is now monitoring 61 individuals. Lancaster County reports one death, 2,265 negative tests and 84 positives with 15 cases pending at the Nebraska Public Health Lab. There are now 1,477 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nebraska and 29 deaths.

The Mayor and LLCHD will hold a briefing at 3:30 p.m. Monday. Because of today’s City Council meeting at 3 p.m., the briefing will air live only on LNKTV Health, the City government access health channel. The channel is available on Allo channel 3; Spectrum channel 1301; Kinetic channel 1010;;; and