COVID-19 case numbers are holding steady in Lancaster County at a relatively low level.
The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department reported 62 total cases last week, down from 66 the week before. That’s the lowest weekly total since the first week of July.
Other main indicators of the local COVID-19 situation, including hospitalizations and the test positivity rate, remain low, although they have increased slightly.
There were 19 COVID-19 patients hospitalized as of Tuesday, the highest number since March 24. None of those patients are on ventilators.
The test positivity rate was 3.9% last week, which was up slightly from 3.6% the previous week, though it remains below the Health Department’s target of 5%.
The county’s COVID-19 risk dial remained in the green range for the third straight week, meaning the risk of virus spread in the community is low.
Statewide, COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have continued to decline.
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