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9 New Cases of Covid-19 Reported in the Panhandle

Nine new cases of Covid-19 brings the panhandles total up to 428 cases.
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Published: Jul. 30, 2020 at 11:50 PM CDT
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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (KNEP) -

Unified Command confirms nine more cases of COVID-19 in the Panhandle:

Cheyenne

Female in her 60s

Close Contact

Dawes

Female in her teens

Community Spread

Dawes

Female in her 40s

Close Contact

Dawes

Male in his teens

Close Contact

Dawes

Male in his 40s

Close Contact

Scotts Bluff

Female in her teens

Close Contact

Scotts Bluff

Female in her 30s

Community Spread

Scotts Bluff

Female in her 30s

Close Contact

Scotts Bluff

Male in his 50s

Close Contact

The investigations are complete, all close contacts will be quarantined and actively monitored twice daily for fever and respiratory symptoms by public health officials.

Nine new recoveries: two in Cheyenne, six in Scotts Bluff, and one in Sheridan brings the total recoveries to 359.

Testing information and access for the Panhandle area:

  • You can sign up for the following free testing at Testnebraska.com or 402-207-9377:
  • Box Butte General Hospital in Alliance starting on August 3: Monday-Friday, 9-10am
  • Chadron Community Hospital: Mondays & Fridays, 7-9am
    • Collections are at 821 Morehead Street (Old Hospital ER Entrance next to Wilson Park)
  • Gordon Memorial Hospital: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2-4pm
  • Regional West Health Services in Scottsbluff: Monday-Friday, Noon-4pm
  • Sidney Regional Medical Center starting on August 4: Tuesdays & Thursday, 7-9am
  • Community Action Health Center in Gering: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays, 7-8am
  • Testing is free, sign up at https://tinyurl.com/y7msahzq
  • Morrill County Community Hospital in Bridgeport: Daily
  • Call 308-262-1616 for testing, same day results, insurance will be billed
  • Contact your local hospital or clinic for information on testing access.

March 2-July 30, 2020

Total Tests Conducted: 7,767

Positive: 428

Cumulative Positivity Rate: 5.5%

Recovered: 359

Active Cases: 63

Active Hospitalizations: 2

Total Cumulative Hospitalizations: 45

Deaths: 6

  • Banner County: 2 cases (recovered)
  • Box Butte County: 10 cases (1 active, 9 recovered)
  • Cheyenne County: 27 cases (3 active, 24 recovered)
  • Dawes County: 8 cases (4 active, 4 recovered)
  • Deuel County: 1 case (recovered)
  • Garden County: 4 cases (recovered)
  • Kimball County: 17 cases (1 active, 16 recovered)
  • Morrill County: 59 cases (4 active, 55 recovered)
  • Scotts Bluff County: 285 cases (50 active, 229 recovered, 6 deaths)
  • Sheridan County: 9 cases (recovered)
  • Sioux County: 6 cases (recovered)

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