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166 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Lancaster County
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166 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Lancaster County


Lancaster County health officials have confirmed 166 new coronavirus cases but no new COVID-19 deaths, according to the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department. 

The new cases raised the pandemic total to 9,330, while the death toll remained at 45. 

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To date, the Health Department has documented 4,024 recoveries from the virus. 

Entering Thursday, Lincoln hospitals cared for 71 patients, including 42 county residents and 10 patients who needed ventilators, the department said in a news release.

Statewide, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services reported 528 hospitalizations, the most since the pandemic began.

There were 1,605 new cases reported, bringing the total to 68,150. There were nine deaths reported statewide, bringing the death count to 637.

Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and Health Department Director Pat Lopez will provide an update on the local coronavirus response on Friday afternoon.

Lincoln Public Schools reported 13 new cases on Thursday, including two each at Meadow Lane and Everett elementary schools.

Other schools reporting a case included Belmont, Calvert, Cavett, Hartley, Humann elementary schools, and Scott, Goodrich, and Culler middle schools. The Independence Academy also reported one case.

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