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Lancaster County confirms 98 new COVID-19 cases
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Lancaster County confirms 98 new COVID-19 cases

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The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department reported 98 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, bringing the community total to 14,526.

The number of deaths in the county remains at 67.

But more cases could still be reported Sunday. The Health Department said they only had partial data for the day because of system maintenance being conducted by the state.

For the week ending Saturday, 1,900 cases were confirmed in the county, which is up from 1,700 the prior week and is the highest case count of a single week since the pandemic began.

The positivity rate for the week that ended Saturday was 27.4%, down slightly from 28.3% the previous week.

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services reported 1,032 new cases statewide Sunday for a total of 114,061. The state also reported four new deaths linked to the virus for a total of 909.

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Luna Stephens is a journalism student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who is originally from Lawrence, Kansas and is passionate about the transformative power of journalism.

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