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Lancaster County adds 36 COVID-19 cases; Douglas County reports two deaths
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Lancaster County adds 36 COVID-19 cases; Douglas County reports two deaths

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This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. 

Lancaster County added 36 coronavirus cases Saturday, but reported no new deaths, according to the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department.

The new cases raised the community total to 1,329. Lancaster County’s death toll remained at 10.

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Of the 2,200 coronavirus test results that were reported to the Health Department last week, 123 were confirmed to be positive, resulting in a positivity rate of 5.7%. That's slightly higher than the 5.5% positivity rate from the previous week but still significantly lower than the numbers from early May.

Douglas County confirmed two new deaths Saturday, a man and a woman with underlying health conditions, and also reported 76 new cases, according to the Douglas County Health Department. The county continues to have the most cases in the state, with 4,893 as of Saturday afternoon.

Statewide, there are 15,543 total cases and 194 deaths from the disease.

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Reach the writer at 402-473-7241 or ssaric@journalstar.com.

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Summer news intern Sofia Saric is a Los Angeles native studying journalism at Boston University and has previously written stories for the Boston Globe, the Brookline TAB, the Daily Free Press and Spindle.

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