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Lancaster County confirms 70 new coronavirus cases
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Lancaster County confirms 70 new coronavirus cases


Lancaster County reported 70 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, according to the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department.

The county's total number of cases is now 7,481. The number of deaths remains at 31.

The positivity rate for the week that ended Saturday was 10%, down from 12.5% the week prior. The total number of cases confirmed last week was 598, down slightly from 607 the previous week.

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services reported 495 new cases Sunday, bringing the total to 52,382. The state's death toll remains at 519.

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Photos: Lincoln during the pandemic

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Alex Lantz is a Lincoln native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has had various roles at the Journal Star since 2012. He currently manages the news section on weekends and oversees the internship program.

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