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Lancaster County confirms 21 new COVID-19 cases
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Lancaster County confirms 21 new COVID-19 cases

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Lancaster County reported 21 new positive COVID-19 cases Saturday, as the weekly case count declined for the third straight week, according to the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department.

The community total is 3,452. The number of cases for the week ending Saturday was 151, which is the lowest weekly case count since the first week of July. The positivity rate also dipped slightly, from 5.9% the first week of August to 5.7% for the week ending Saturday, which is the lowest positivity rate since late June.

The number of deaths linked to the disease in Lancaster County remains at 19.

Statewide, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services reported 253 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, raising the total case count to 30,241. The total deaths remained at 361.

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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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