Green to yellow: Officials provide update on coronavirus in Lincoln

LINCOLN, Neb. -- The risk of COVID-19 is back on the minds of people in Nebraska's capital.

Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Director Pat Lopez gave an update Tuesday on the current rise of coronavirus cases in Lincoln.

Lincoln has gone from green to yellow on the COVID-19 risk dial.

Lancaster County had been in the green since May 18th. Lopez says the Delta variant remains a driving factor in that change. 

No additional restrictions will be put into place at this time.

Average case numbers are up from a low of five per day on June 27th to 32 cases per day at the end of last week. The city is reporting a total of 42 patients hospitalized, with three on ventilators.

It is the highest number of hospitalizations for the city since February.

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