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Bryan Health down to just four COVID-19 patients
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Bryan Health down to just four COVID-19 patients

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A patient recently transported from a nursing home is attached to a ventilator in the emergency room at St. Joseph's Hospital in Yonkers, N.Y. Only one patient at Bryan Health is still on a ventilator.

Bryan Health continues to see a steady decline in the number of patients in its hospitals with COVID-19.

The health system said Monday that only four people with COVID-19 were hospitalized, and only one patient was on a ventilator.

That's the lowest number of ventilated patients since April 13 and the lowest number of overall patients since April 19.

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Lincoln has seen a steady decline in coronavirus cases, with only 87 last week, the first time in two months weekly cases were below 100.

Also, interim Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department Director Pat Lopez said Friday that 65% of the cases diagnosed so far this month have been in people under 40, which could be playing a role in the decline in hospitalizations, since younger people with the disease tend to have fewer complications.

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Matt Olberding is a Lincoln native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has been covering business for the Journal Star since 2005.

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