COVID-19 risk dial moves to low-orange in Lancaster County

LINCOLN, Neb. -- The COVID-19 risk dial for Lancaster County is back to orange. 

The Lincoln-Lancaster Health Department announced the move Tuesday. 

Health officials also reported 111 new cases as well as one new death. 

The COVID-19 positivity rate has increased from three percent, in the beginning of July, to 12 percent last week. 

The last time the risk dial was in the orange was in February. 

The Health Department will not be implementing a directed health measure at this time. 

From July 1st to August 15th, average daily hospitalizations have increased from 14 to 70. 

Around 12 people are currently on ventilators.