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Douglas County has added another coronavirus death to its overall toll, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health’s latest data.

The health department announced Tuesday that a man between 35 and 44 years old was the 139th COVID death in the county since the start of the pandemic.

Otherwise, the county’s COVID numbers have remained relatively the same since entering the most severe level of transmission April 28; there are currently 1,102 active cases, two of which are hospitalized for COVID at LMH Health, and the 14-day moving average case count is 52.1.

The health department continues to recommend that Douglas County residents follow updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance, and also encourages the public to get vaccinated. The Food and Drug Administration in late March approved a second booster dose for certain immunocompromised individuals and people age 50 and older who received an initial booster dose at least four months ago.

The health department administers vaccinations and booster doses at the clinic on the first floor of the Community Health Building, 200 Maine St., for adults and eligible children. They’ll also host a drive-thru booster clinic Friday from 9 am to noon. Those interested in registering can do so at ldchealth.org/getmyvaccine with the code “20220513.”





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