Lancaster County COVID-19 risk dial remains in orange as cases continue to drop

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – COVID-19 cases in Lancaster County took a steep drop in comparison to last week, while hospitalizations slightly rose.

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department announced Tuesday that the COVID-19 risk dial would stay in low orange for the fifth straight week.

Back on July 12, the risk dial was moved into orange, which indicates a high risk of virus spread.

The health department reported 528cases last week, which is down from 618 the week before.

Hospitalizations saw a slight increase, with the seven-day rolling average going from 34 last week to 40 on Tuesday.

The health department’s wastewater surveillance also showed an increase in virus particles over the past week.

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