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Lancaster County confirms 196 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths
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Lancaster County confirms 196 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it had approved the first COVID-19 self-testing kit for home use that provides results within 30 minutes. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.

Lancaster County confirmed 196 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday but no new deaths, according to the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department.

With the new cases, Lancaster County has reported 13,450 total thus far in the pandemic, including 4,791 documented recoveries and 63 deaths. 

The county set another local hospitalization record with 162 coronavirus patients in the care of Lincoln hospitals, the department said in a news release. 

Those patients included 65 from Lancaster County, 97 from other communities and 17 people who needed ventilators. 

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Riley Johnson reports on local government in Lincoln.

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